Winter 2006 - issue 4

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The Winter 2006 issue of NarrowBoat includes the following features.

Midlands & Coast

Alan Faulkner looks at a leading but short-lived carrier whose narrowboats were mainly seen on the Shropshire Union Canal

20th Century Needlework & Clothes of the Cut

Avril Lansdell looks at spider-web belts and other distinctive clothes that boaters wore

Leeds & Liverpool Canal

Mike Clarke looks at the last trans-Pennine canal to be completed

Alexander’s Album

David Blagrove looks through Walter Alexander’s photographs of Stoke Bruerne and Blisworth

Plus . . .

  • Lorna York goes on a 'Paper Trail' to trace her boating ancestors 
  • Mike Taylor looks at a novel way of transporting liquids on the River Severn
  • Colin Edmondson discovers history in the hedgerow of the River Weaver
  • Richard Dean on the never-built canal from Ellesmere to Shrewsbury, and 
  • We discover a canal built to England's narrow canal gauge - in Austria!