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Archives and Fleet listings

A M Models
Extensive listings, fleet information and photos of historic craft

The Arthur Wood Collection
"Revealing Voices" is the project to catalogue and digitise over 400 of Arthur Wood's audio recordings of the people of the Potteries and other areas. Click on Inventory on the website to see the list.

Black Country History
Search for material held in archives and museums in the area.

BBC Archive
Sound and film archive, no longer updated

British Library Archive

British Pathé
The 3500 hour British Pathé Film Archive covers news, sport, social history and entertainment from 1896 to 1970.  Try putting canal boats in the search box for some gems.

English Heritage - National Monuments Record
Search for listed buildings on the database and for colour photographs of those listed. Search for historic photographs on Viewfinder and for information on architectural, archaeological and maritime sites on PastScape.

History of the Narrow Boat Steamer
Comprehensive history of steamers on the canals, general cargo boats, Fellows Morton & Clayton fleets, Grand Junction fleets and narrow tugs.

Jim Payler’s Albums of Canal Boats
Photo gallery

Jim Shead's boat listings  Now hosted by CanalPlan AC
Searchable listing of boats, historic and modern

Mary Evans Picture Library
Licences images for commercial use.  Type canal in the search box and scroll through.

Mike Clarke
Canal history resources 

National Historic Ships UK
Information on over 1,200 historic vessels and the National Historic Fleet.  Also a small grant scheme, funding links, advice for vessel owners.

National Waterways Archive
Details of research facilities and link to Virtual Waterways Archive.

Transport Trust
Archive material including old film footage and catalogue search facility. Go to Links, then Boats and Ships, then Inland Waterways.