Spring 2014 –  Issue 33

The Spring 2014 issue of NarrowBoat includes the following features. You can purchase back issues online - click here for our shop.

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FAMOUS FLEETS: T&S Element


 Alan Faulkner charts the growth and decline of an important carrier on the Birmingham Canal Navigations 

LIFE AFLOAT: George Hancock’s Family Album


 NarrowBoat takes a look through the photographs of a boating family based in Leighton Buzzard on the Grand Union Canal

PICTURING THE PAST: Around St Pancras


Photographs from the late 1950s show the change from working boats to pleasure boats on the Regent's Canal

CANALS THAT NEVER WERE: Northern Reaches


Richard Dean traces the route changes in Westmorland that eventually brought the Lancaster Canal to Kendal 

Traditional Techniques: GLAMORGANSHIRE WEIGHING MACHINE


Stephen Rowson looks at a weighing machine for checking the amount of cargo carried by boats in South Wales and compares it to the other known examples on British canals

Last Traffics: BULLS BRIDGE LAY-BY


DAVID BLAGROVE looks at photographs taken by MALCOLM FLETCHER in early 1962