Spring 2015 –  Issue 37

The Spring 2015 issue of NarrowBoat includes the following features. You can purchase back issues online - click here for our shop.

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Famous Fleets: Thomas Clayton (Paddington) Ltd

For many years canal transport played a major role in disposing of London’s rubbish; Alan Faulkner looks at one of the companies involved 

Picturing the Past: Hardwicke Knight

NarrowBoat is delighted to be able to reproduce colour slides of British Waterways narrowboats in the early 1950s taken by the famous New Zealand photographer 

Art of the Waterways: Writing a Letter

Chris M. Jones looks at the different styles of signwriting on working narrowboats 

Canals That Never Were: Northern Ashby

Richard Dean explores proposed schemes at the northern end of the Ashby Canal 

A Broader Outlook: Lee Lighters

Hugh Potter visited east London's river just at the end of commercial carrying

Early Campaigning: One of Nine Lives

Cécile Dorward did some pioneer cruising on her converted narrowboat Phosphorus, which she purchased from Robert Aickman and crossed Pontcysyllte Aqueduct before Rolt did on Cressy

Last Traffics Follow-up: Clayton at Oldbury

NarrowBoat had such a good response to the article in the Winter 2014 issue that it needed a separate feature to include all the photographs sent in by readers