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Lock Keeper's Daughter

By Pat Warner

"This is an autobiography covering Pat's childhood years living in a lock cottage on the Worcester & Birmingham Canal during the 1920s and 1930s. Her father, John, was a long term lock keeper who endured a string of family tragedies which saw his wife and most of his children die before Pat was three." 


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 - Canal Times

By Chris Clegg

This single A4 laminated sheet is packed with carefully researched and prepared maps at various scales and includes a helpful boating hours ready reckoner. It shows journeys in 2-hour chunks as well as 6-hour, 8-hour and 10-hour summaries. Invaluable!


Map - Canals of Birmingham

By Richard Dean

Birmingham & the Black Country to Stourbridge, Cannock & Fazeley at 1.3’ to the mile, with enlargements of complex areas. Nearly 500 wharves & basins are identified. 23” x 24”. Third edition, revised, extended & improved.

No 2 in the Historical Waterways Maps series, compiled and drawn by Richard Dean


Map - Grand Junction Canal & Connections

A reproduction of Charles Smith's map of 1810

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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


Map - Canals of North Staffs

By Richard Dean
The Trent & Mersey from Wheelock to Great Haywood, with the Caldon, Uttoxeter, and Newcastle Canals, connecting tramroads and detail enlargements. 1.3” to 1 mile, 16” X 25”.

No 5 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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