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Ponds, Tonzs & Boorts

By David Bownes
Tales from the Chesterfield Canal


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. 10% discount for club members on this item.


Abandoned & Vanished Canals of England

By Andy Wood
A brief history of each of England’s lost canals, from the Adelphi Canal to the Woodeaves Canal.


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." 


A Horse, A Boat and You

By Alice Lapworth

"Alice Lapworth is one of those who remain of a breed of people who are rapidly vanishing from among us. She was born in 1944, to a family of boat-people, in the back cabin of a horse boat at Tunstall on the Shropshire Union Canal.


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


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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DVD - Towpath Encounter

DVD from the Sight Seen Partnerships - running time 18 mins.

Horse Boating on the Worcester & Birmingham Canal.


DVD - Warehouse at Work

DVD from the Sight Seen Partnerships - running time 26 mins.

The techiques and equipment of a Victorian waterway warehouse.


DVD - A Tanner a Night

DVD from the Sight Seen Partnerships 

The everyday work of a boat horse stable on the Trent & Mersey Canal.