Autumn 2103 – Issue 31

The Autumn 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: Severn & Canal – The Cadbury Years

Hugh Conway-Jones pays tribute to the chocolate magnate’s championing of waterway transport, using newly digitised images from the Railway & Canal Historical Society’s archive 

Working on the Waterways: The Birmingham Canal Boat Register

Illustrated by photographs of Birmingham-registered boats, Chris M. Jones discovers how George Smith’s Canal Boats Act of 1877 was implemented 

Historical Profile: The River Great Ouse

Alan Faulkner explores the history of this navigation and its involvement in the drainage of the Fens 

Canals That Never Were: London & Cambridge Junction

Richard Dean looks at schemes over many years to join the rivers Stort and Cam 

Last Traffics: The Lime Juice Run

David Blagrove looks through photographs of one of the very last regular narrowboat traffics

Famous Fleets: Barlow’s Joeys

Christopher M. Jones and Christopher R. Jones look at an important but often neglected type of narrowboat operation

Traditional Techniques: Lifting Heavy Loads

Euan Corrie looks at how heavy weights were lifted in the days before mechanical handling

From the Archives: Pick & Choose

Joseph Boughey discovers a ‘secret’ report in the National Archives that would have had devastating effects on our waterways if implemented