Spring 2008 - issue 9

The Spring 2008 issue of NarrowBoat includes the following features. You can purchase back issues online - click here for our shop.

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Basingstoke Canal

Paul Vine takes a detailed look at a once privately owned canal, now restored and in local authority care, but whose future is again uncertain

The Anderton Company

Alan Faulkner on a leading Trent & Mersey carrier that had almost 200 narrowboats in its fleet

Enterprise at Reading

David Blagrove recalls how narrowboats played a major role in promoting the restoration of the Kennet & Avon Canal with the launch of a trip boat service 50 year ago

Taking Their Toll

Christopher M. Jones investigates the complex ways by which carriers were charged for using the canals

Thames Bypass

Richard Dean details Brindley’s scheme for a canal from Isleworth through Slough to near Maidenhead


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