Summer 2013 - Issue 30

The Summer 2013 issue of NarrowBoat includes the following features. You can purchase back issues online - click here for our shop.

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FAMOUS FLEETS: Warwickshire Canal Carrying Co

Christopher M. Jones & Alan Faulkner relate the story of a company born out of transport and supply problems arising from the First World War, and which continued carrying until the 1950s


Colin Edmondson traces the story of Cheshire’s main navigation, which goes back almost 300 years

LAST TRAFFICS: Last Horse on the BCN

Hugh Potter photographed Caggy Steven’s horse ‘Mac’ at workon the Birmingham Canal Navigations

HISTORICAL CANAL MAPS: Caledonian Construction

Richard Dean follows the building of the canal on an 1915 map


Mike Constable previews a rare post-war canal-based film

PICTURING THE PAST: Ancient & Modern

David Blagrove studies three slides taken by Mike Stone in 1961 that show both ‘traditional’ and ‘improved’ narrowboats

LAST TRAFFICS: Hardy to Banbury

David Blagrove looks at photographs taken by David Martin when carrying coal to Banbury in the early 1960s