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Due to personal circumstances we are unable to despatch any orders until Saturday 18th August. You can still place orders on our website. If you are in the UK you can select Second Class Postage and we will send your order by First Class Post.

Carriers

Book - Midlands Canals

Book - Midlands Canals

Subtitled - Memories of the Canal Carriers, by Robert Davies.

The men, women and children of all ages who lived and worked on the inland waterways experienced a spartan existence. They would often commence work at 4 or 5am, and carry on boating until well after dark.

This superbly researched and illustrated book is a compilation of interviews with a handful of the folk who worked the canals during the final decades of commercial canal carrying.

Soft back. 128 pages. 16.5cms x 23.5cms approx. Illustrated with black & white photos.


AVAILABILITY :  In stock

Price: 12.99

Book - Walkers' of Ricky

Book - Walkers' of Ricky

by Anthony J. Walker.

This book covers the history of W.H. Walker & Bros Ltd of Frogmoor Wharf, Rickmansworth. Founded in 1905. Anthony describes in this book the company's many enterprises, and of early Walkers who had been canal engineers.

From extensive records Anthony has compiled a family and company history of breadth and depth.

Hard back. 246 pages. 18.4cms x 25.2cms approx. Illustrated in both colour and black & white.


AVAILABILITY :  In stock

Price: 18.50

Book - Working Boat (Birmingham Trade)

Book - Working Boat (Birmingham Trade)

by Ray Shill and Tom Foxon.

This volume deals specifically with Birmingham and Aston, where there was a large concentration of depots and services. The wharves at Broad Street, Crescent, Great Charles Street, Aston Junction and Fazeley Street are investigated in great detail as are the people and carrying firms associated with them.

Soft back. 64 pages. 14.8cms x 21cms approx. Illustrated with black and white photographs, diagrams and maps.


AVAILABILITY :  In stock

Price: 6.00