Autumn 2014 – Issue 35

The Autumn 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: James Hall


Christopher M. Jones looks at a small north-western carrier based at Droylsden, on the Ashton Canal near Manchester 

Working on the Waterways: Church Collection


Euan Corrie looks through some photographs from the album of Norman Hurst, whose family lived at Church Lock near Leighton Buzzard in the late 1950s 

Picturing the Past: Bob May’s Photographs


A look at some of the last local narrowboat traffics from the collection of a well-known West Midlands newspaper photographer and canal enthusiast 

Canals That Never Were: The Stirling Canal


Richard Dean reveals how Stirling sought a link to Glasgow by a connection to the Forth & Clyde Canal 

Traditional Techniques: Cargo Packaging and Handling

Tom Foxon and Christopher M. Jones look at how boats were loaded and unloaded over the years

Picturing the Past: Stoke Bruerne

Euan Corrie & David Blagrove look at postcards in George Hancock's collection which also show that the wide Thomas Clayton boat in Stoke top lock has been wrongly identified in the past

From the Archives: Hidden Nuggets

Joseph Boughey finds gold amongst the dross relating to the Sankey (St Helens) Canal and the Erewash

Last Traffics: Coal to Doncaster

Hugh Potter joined the last shipment in 1981, just as the Sheffield & South Yorkshire modernisation was going ahead