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Winter 2014 - Issue 36

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The Winter 2014 issue includes the following features. You can purchase this magazine from our online Shop.

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Famous Fleets

Threefellows Carrying

Alan Faulkner looks at a company set up in 1971 to continue narrowboat carrying after the demise of Willow Wren and Blue Line

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Picturing the Past

Will King in the Midlands

Another selection of the photographs of T.W. King taken whilst he was working as a toll clerk on the Birmingham Canal Navigations

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Life Afloat

Sister Mary Ward

Jenny Glynn tells the remarkable story of how a painting of her family with the famous boat people’s nurse at Stoke Bruerne came into her possession

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Historical Canal Maps

Pickford Perspective

This well-known company once carried extensively on the canals, as shown by an advertising map from around 1825

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Last Traffic

Clayton's at Oldbury

A selection of photographs taken by Neil Clayton around the end of carrying by this well-known company

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Traditional Techniques

Raising Monnow

Laurence Hogg recalls raising the last Clayton boat sunk at Oldbury

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Traditional Techniques

The Grand Union Boat Control System

David Blagrove explains how boats were monitored on the waterways between the Midlands and London

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Picturing the Past

On a Carousel

A selection of slides discovered in the NarrowBoat office including Blue Line, Clayton's, Barry Lycett and British Waterways

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