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Waterways Journal - Volume 03

Spring 2001:

Severn Carriers in the Railway Age: Hugh Conway-Jones
A Lifetime of Friendship with Rose and Joe Skinner: Philip Kidd
The Daresbury of Castle: an eighteenth century Weaver Flat: Edward Paget-Tomlinson
Wooden Barge Building and the Origins of the Narrow Boat: Mike Clarke


Waterways Journal - Volume 02

Spring 2000:

The Bridgewater Canal and its links with Staffordshire: Alf Hayman
Revisiting some aspects of Horseboating: Tony Lewery
A brief history of the River Weaver: Tony Hirst
Early steam tugs on the Birmingham & Liverpool Junction Canal: Terry Kavanagh


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


Forging Ahead

By Matthew Armitage
A history of Tooley's Boatyard


Narrow Boats

By Tom Chaplin
This book is part of the Britain's Heritage series.


Canal Crochet, Bonnets & Belts

By Ann Gardiner, Sarah Pressland and Mary Parry
The Waterways Museum Society produced two booklets on cabin crochet and these are brought together here, together with instructions for porthole crochet, how to make the traditional boatwomen's bonnet and the spiderweb fabric belt often worn by the men.


Waterways Journal - Volume 20

2018: Traffic on the Upper Dee: Terry Kavanagh. Nationalisation and Inland Waterways: Joseph Boughey. British Waterways’ early involvement in leisure craft: Cath Turpin. The Development of the Waterways Archive at Ellesmere Port: Cath Turpin. The Big Lift: Barry Green

A Boat Builder's Sketchbook

by Ken Keay

Read about the lost art of building wooden narrow boats. This is no colouring book for children, but a collection of beautifully drawn technical diagrams. A reprint of the original 1993 limited edition, with exclusive new material, a new introduction and new high resolution reproductions of Ken Keay's original drawings.

re-published by HNBC


Birmingham Canal Navigations 1950-1977

Compiled by Mike Harrison and published by the Club, this new book follows a photographic journey through the BCN at a time when the sights and sounds of this once heavily industrialised area could still be experienced, before the destruction of the many iconic buildings. It has been very well received with excellent reviews in the waterways press such as Waterways World, NarrowBoat, Towpath Talk, Canal Boat, The Blackcountryman, Boundary Post, the BCNS Journal.


Our Disappearing Heritage

By Val Roberts

A fascinating collection of photographs from around the waterways system, identifying where modern developments have impacted on historic sites. With contributions from HNBOC members.

Published by HNBOC in 2005

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