Autumn 2015 – Issue 39

The Autumn 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: Seymour-Roseblade

Alan Faulkner looks at a young couple’s efforts to reintroduce canal carrying to Leicester in the 1960s

Picturing the Past: North-West Miscellany

David Martin toured the north-west of England in the 1960s and took a variety of photographs of the remaining working narrowboats in the area

Canals That Never Were: Leominster Link

Richard Dean shows how the Leominster Canal intended to reach Stourport

From the Archives: Linton Lock

Joseph Boughey explores Linton Lock through the West Yorkshire Archive

Traditional Techniques: Crossing the Trent

How horse-boats navigated a tricky river junction

Time And Place: Thames Traffic of the 19th Century

Chris M. Jones examines the craft depicted in a Victorian-era painting The Building of Westminster Bridge

Life Afloat: Tom the Boater

A rare collection of photos showing the working boat scene of the early 1900s originally taken to illustrate a children's story.

Picturing The Past: Heaton on the BCN

Stan Heaton’s photographs around the Birmingham Canal Navigations in the late 1950s and early 1960s when local traffic was still operating.