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Maidens' Trip

By Emma Smith

Published in the Working Waterways series

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Manchester Ship Canal Prospectus

Preliminary Prospectus for the Manchester Ship Canal Company, a reproduction of the original issue dated October 1885 to commemorate the centenary of the canal. Explanatory notes by Richard Dean.

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Map - Canals of London

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Map - Canals of Manchester

By Richard Dean

Covers Bolton-Leigh-Partington-Marple-Diggle-Rochdale at 1.3” to 1 mile, with many enlargements. The underground Bridgewater Navigable is shown in full, together with connecting tramroads throughout the area. 16” x 25”. Second edition, revised.

No 3 in the Historical Waterways Maps series, compiled and drawn by Richard Dean


Number Ones

By Robert J Wilson

The life of owner boatmen on the midlands canals.

The 1st book in the Robert Wilson series.
First published 1972. Revised and extended edition 2001.

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On the Boats

by Les Mason

Memories of time spent on and around the Cromford Canal


Roses & Castles

by Jane Marshall

Jane Marshall, of the canal oriented Day-Star Theatre, will be well-known to many HNBC members.  She also runs courses on traditional narrow boat decoration, and this book is based on her 20+ years of experience. 


Roses and Castles

By Robert J Wilson

The 10th book in the Robert Wilson series.
Published 1976.

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Troubled Waters

By Margaret Cornish

In this book the author describes the Ministry Of War Transport scheme under which women ‘off the land’ were recruited to crew canal boats. Writing many years later, Margaret Cornish was able to give a more balanced description of this scheme than earlier writers.


Waterways Journal - Volume 01

May 1999:

Steam and Diesel on the Bridgewater Canal: Alf Hayman
British Canal History in Perspective: Mike Clarke
Cruising the Llangollen & Shrewsbury Canals, 1939: Captain T Wheeldon
The Canals of England and Wales – The Future They Never Had: Tony Burnip