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Clothes of the Cut, a history of canal costume

By Avril Lansdell

This 1994 facsimile edition is published by The Belmont Press in association with British Waterways as part of their Canals 200 celebrations to mark two centuries of canals 

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By Robert J Wilson

The 11th book in the Robert Wilson series.
Published 1977.

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By Alan H Faulkner - a history of Fellows, Morton and Clayton

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Following the Trade

By Tom Foxon

This is the third book in Tom’s Foxon’s trilogy - earlier volumes are "Anderton for Orders" and "Number One"


Forging Ahead

By Matthew Armitage
A history of Tooley's Boatyard


George and Mary

By Alan H Faulkner

A history of the Grand Union Canal Carrying Company

The 3rd book in the Robert Wilson series.
First published 1973. Revised and extended edition 2009.

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Hold on a Minute

By Tim Wilkinson

In Hold On A Minute, the eighth book in the ‘Working Waterways’ series, the author tells of how he and his wife hired a pair of boats from the Docks & Inland Waterways Executive in 1948, and spent a memorable year carrying cargoes on England’s canals.

Published in the Working Waterways series


Historic Working Narrow Boats Today - 2

by David Williams and Peter Silvester

The second volume of this book contains photos of 450 former working boats, with short notes on each.


Idle Women

By Susan Woolfit

Idle women, the fourth book in the ‘Working Waterways’ series,  descibes in unadorned detail the life of a ‘trainee’ working on canal boats during the Second World War.


Journeys of the Swan

by John Liley

This book has been out of print for over 30 years, but has just been republished by Canal Book Shop in Audlem.