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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


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.


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.


Amateur Boatwomen

The Amateur Boatwomen is the fifth in the ‘Working Waterways’ series, and describes the life of one of the women who trained all-women canal boat crews during the Second World War. First published in 1973, this paperback edition contains extra text and illustrations.


Anderton for Orders

By Tom Foxon

This is the first book in Tom’s Foxon’s trilogy - following volumes are "Number One" and Following the Trade"



By Alan H Faulkner

The story of Samuel Barlow Coal Co, S E Barlow and Blue Line CCC.

The 15th book in the Robert Wilson series.
Published 1986.

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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.


Boatyards and Boatbuilding

By Robert J Wilson

The 5th book in the Robert Wilson series
First published 1974, reprinted 2002.

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Bread upon the Waters

By David Blagrove

David Blagrove descibes the last years of regular narrow-boat traffics on the Grand Union Canal and connecting waterways. He writes with great feeling of the difficulties faced by canal carriers and boatmen in the 1960s, including the ‘great freeze’ of 1962/3.


Canal Boat Cabin Crochet - The Joan Turpin Collection

By Ann Gardiner

"Joan taught herself to crochet and started by making clothes for her young granddaughters. She then learnt to work patterns from charts and to chart her own designs, many of which were copied from photographs of narrow boat back cabins." 

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