Spring 2019 - Issue 53

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Front cover: On a misty spring day Gordon Hall Waddington’s motor Seagull is loaded with aluminium and being worked single handed. She was built by W. J. Yarwood & Sons Ltd at Northwich for carriers W.H. Cowburn & Cowpar Ltd of Manchester in January 1935. Her hull was all steel with a wooden cabin and she was fitted with a long cylindrical tank to carry carbon disulphide to Coventry and Wolverhampton.

Famous Fleets: George Hall Waddington

Chris M. Jones and Euan Corrie examine the activities of a north-western narrowboat carrier of the 1950s

Historical Profile: Boating to Braunston

Located at the junction of the Grand Union and Oxford canals, Braunston thrived on its canal trade for over 150 years. Chris M. Jones takes a look back

A Broader Outlook: Keels at Keadby

Chris M. Jones studies early 20th-century images showing traffic on the Sheffield & South Yorkshire Navigation and River Trent at Keadby

Picturing the Past: Blue Line at Marsworth

wo evocative colour images from Jack Parkinson’s Collection show canal-carrying on the Grand Union in the mid-’60s

Working the Waterways: Britain at Work

Chris M. Jones explores the details of waterway photographs published in an early 20th-century book

From the Archives: Charles Hadfield and the World Canals Collection

Joseph Boughey examines the public archives of well-known canal historian Charles Hadfield

Canal Curios: Isabella Salt’s Chest

A decorative boatwoman’s box has museum staff scratching their heads. Sarah Henshaw finds out more

Tracing Family History: The Preston Family of Middlewich

Mary Kelly explores her family’s long involvement with inland boating in the North West

Canals That Never Were: Settle and Ingleton

Richard Dean describes canal proposals in the Craven area of Yorkshire

Picturing the Past: Single Horse-boating on the Grand Junction

Two images taken before WWI provide a glimpse into an age when towing a single loaded boat by horse from Brentford to Birmingham was all in a day’s work for experienced boaters

 

 

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