Winter 2007 - Issue 8

The Winter 2007 issue of NarrowBoat includes the following features. You can purchase back issues online - click here for our shop.

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Trent & Mersey Canal

Harry Arnold looks at one of the earliest, longest and arguably most important canals in England


Alan Faulkner gives a flavour of the history of one of the more colourful canal fleets operated by a company that used their narrowboats as floating advertisements

Manchester & Birmingham Junction Canal

Richard Dean traces the route of a canal planned to ‘cut off the corner’ between the Bridgewater and Shropshire Union canals

A Broader Outlook

Stan Holland looks at the short but significant Lydney Canal

A Place in History: Aberdulais

In the first of a new series, IAN L WRIGHT and HUGH POTTER guide you round an area famous for its falls, waterwheel, aqueduct and canal junction

Breaking the Ice

TOM FOXON looks at one aspect of the weather that could seriously hinder boating, and recalls his personal experiences