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Canal Crochet of the Inland Waterways - Book 2

By Janet M Reeve 

Ten traditional or contemporary patterns

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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.


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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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.


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.



By Robert J Wilson

Canal Carriers of the northern Trent & Mersey Canal

The 6th book in the Robert Wilson series
First published 1974, this edition reprinted 2002.

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