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Birmingham Canal Navigations 1950-1977


The Birmingham Canal Navigations 1950-1977 as seen through the lens of Philip Weaver 

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.

"This is a fantastic book, a must for anyone interested in the history of canals. Many of the scenes recorded have gone, but with the help of detailed maps the 'lost' areas come back to life and tell their story ...

This very important and significant book has 96 pages packed with excellent photographs, each with an informative panel and very detailed maps." (Di Skillbeck, President of The Boat Museum Society) 

"Among waterway photographers there has always been knowledge of particular and now significant historic libraries of images taken by what may be described as gifted and knowledgeable amateurs during their visits to canal and river locations. One of these is by Philip Weaver ... Getting it into print was obviously a labour of love by HNBC members and the club is to be congratulated on the success of the project." (Harry Arnold, Towpath Talk)

published by HNBC

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