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Book - River Calder

Book - River Calder

by Roger Frost, Ian Thompson & Victoria Dewhurst.

The picturesque River Calder, set in the valleys of Lancashire, is a major tributary of the River Ribble.The river has been hugely important throughout the history of this area of Lancashire, and continues to be enjoyed to this day.

The river and surrounding area have a fascinating history that includes battles in the Dark Ages, the invention of bottled beer, the monks of Whalley Abbey, the Witches of Pendle, the Industrial Revolution and a whole lot more. With the Cliviger Gorge, Towneley Park, Pendle Hill and the River Valley, the River Calder is a delight to explore and one of the gems of the English landscape.

Soft back. 96 pages. 16.5cms x 23.5cms approx. Illustrated with colour and black & white photos.


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Price: 14.99

Book - Calder & Hebble Navigation

Book - Calder & Hebble Navigation

by Mike Taylor.

Illustrated within this book are over 200 images of canal boats (both horse drawn and motor powered), items of canal furniture and activity on the navigation's many wharfs. (Tempus Publishing)

Soft back. 128 pages. 16.6cms x 23.6cms approx.


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Price: 12.00

Book - Along The River Cam

Book - Along The River Cam

by Andrew Hunter Blair.

Using the river as its common thread, this book explores not only the river's history but also that of the surrounding countryside.

As the Cam flows from its various sources on the chalk uplands of Cambridgeshire, Essex and Hertfordshire, through peaceful river valleys, the historic city of Cambridge and across flat and lonely fenland, its character changes.

Soft back. 144 pages. 17.3cms x 24.8cms. Illustrated with black & white photos.


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Price: 12.99

Book - Following the River Camel

Book - Following the River Camel

By John Neale.

The River Camel is arguably in the first division of the most beautiful and interesting waterways in the West Country. This book carries the reader on a colourful journey of discovery, from the river's quiet beginnings near Davidstow, through varying riverscapes, under bridges old and new, and past interesting towns and villages.

The book is illustrated with over a hundred old and new images, each supported by an informative caption.

Soft back. 127 pages. Black & white photos. 16.5cms x 23.4cms approx.

R.R.P. £12.99


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Price: 11.99

Book - River Cherwell

Book - River Cherwell

by Jean Stone.

The River Cherwell carves its way through a broad, deep valley that runs north to south, starting a few miles above the market town of Banbury and continuing down as far as the university city of Oxford, bending and twisting, meeting up sometimes with the Oxford Canal and parting company again as they reach the city outskirts. It is joined by Sor Brook and the River Swere from the west near Adderbury, and the River Ray from the east at Islip.

Soft back. 96 pages. 16.5cms x 23.5cms. Colour photos.

Recommended retail price £14.99.


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Price: 13.99

Book - Chester Canal

Book - Chester Canal

Edited by Gordon Emery.

One of England's oldest canals, Chester Canal was a vision of prosperity for the city's Georgian residents, and yet the venture was badly planned and underfunded. Saved by its junctions to the Ellesmere Canal and the Mersey, it went on to become part of the Shropshire Union and competed with the railways of the Victorian age.

Here are some of the stories and pictures of its inception and its life, its boats and its people.

It also includes a 60 page guide to exploring the canal.

Soft back. 300 pages. 20cms x 21.1cms approx. Illustrated with black & white photos and drawings.


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Price: 13.95

Book - River Clyde From Source to Sea

Book - River Clyde From Source to Sea

by Richard Happer & Mark Steward.

The Clyde is a river of global importance – it was once the world’s pre-eminent ship-building centre and a major trade hub for the British Empire. This book will explore the history, culture and geography of the river, from its source, in the remote southern uplands, to the city of Glasgow via Scotland’s industrial heartland, and on to where it meets the sea in the beautiful Firth of Clyde.

Soft back. 160 pages. 24.6cms x 16.7cms. Colour photos.

Recommended retail price £16.99


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Price: 15.99

Book - Cotswold Canals Towpath Guide

Book - Cotswold Canals Towpath Guide

by Michael Handford.

In 2001 the Cotswold Canals Partnership was formed to restore the Stroudwater Navigation from Stonehouse to Stroud.

Michael's history of the Stroudwater was first published in the 1970s, this completely revised new edition has been published to reflect the restoration work that has taken place since then. Complete with 100 black and white illustrations, many of which are published for the first time, this book will bring the restoration story up to date.

Soft back. 128.pages. 16.5 cms x 23.3 cms approx.


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Price: 12.99

Book - The Cromford Canal

Book - The Cromford Canal

by Hugh Potter.

The Cromford Canal was a bold undertaking, linking the Derwent and Upper Erewash valleys to the main canal system. Colleries, ironworks, mills, limestone and gritstone quarries all flourished alongside it. Although penetrating the southern part of the Peak District, William Jessop's engineering genius ensured that the canal passed 13 miles through this hilly terrain without a single lock.

Hugh Potter is archivist for the Friends of Cromford Canal, lives beside it and has been collecting photographs and historical information for many years.

Soft back. 128 pages. 16.5cms x 23.5cms approx. Black & white photographs.


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Book - There And Back Again (Restoring the Cromford Canal 1968-1988)

Book - There And Back Again (Restoring the Cromford Canal 1968-1988)

by Simon Stoker.

The Cromford Canal's history has been covered by a number of authors in various forms, such as the more photographic one by Hugh Potter above.

The purpose of this book is to give an illustration of what happened when a group of enthusiasts went about restoring the upper sections of the canal - the five miles between Cromford and Ambergate. There is a brief history to put it all into context.

Soft back. 128 pages. 17.2cms x 24.8cms approx. Colour and Black & white photos.


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Price: 14.99

Book - River Derwent (from sea to source)

Book - River Derwent (from sea to source)

by H.C. Ivison.

The River Derwent in Cumbria is one of the fastest rivers in Europe. It is also one of the most beautiful, and it flows through fantastic and varied countryside from its source in the heart of the Lake District. There is evidence of occupation and industry along the river from the Iron Age onwards, and industry still uses its power and speed as a water source.

Beginning at the river mouth, we follow the river through the port of Workington, through the lavish countryside of Cumbria to its source amidst the dramatic mountainous splendour of Borrowdale.

Soft back. 96 pages. Colour & sepia photographs. 16.7cmx x 23.5cms approx.


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Price: 14.99

Book - Navigation on the Yorkshire Derwent

Book - Navigation on the Yorkshire Derwent

by Pat Jones.

This book is a greatly expanded version of articles written for early Waterways World magazines and others, and traces the history of the river, early navigation works and various Acts of Parliament to the situation that we have today.

Soft back. 144 pages. 14.8cms x 21.1cms approx. Illustrated with black & white photos and drawings.


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Price: 9.95

Book - River Dove

Book - River Dove

by Jayne Darbyshire.

The River Dove in Derbyshire has been attracting visitors for centuries. Jayne takes the reader on a journey along the entire length of the Dove, as she winds from desolate gritstone moors through spectacularly carved limestone dales, past the bustling market town of Ashbourne to her eventual confluence with the Trent.

Soft back. 160 pages. 16.4cms x 23.4cms approx. Illustrated with colour photos and maps.


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Price: 15.99

Book - East Midland Canals Through Time

Book - East Midland Canals Through Time

by Ray Shill.

Ray traces the waterways of the East Midlands, from the early river navigations, such as the Trent, through the heady years of 'Canal Mania'.

This fascinating selection of photographs traces some of the many ways in which East Midland Canals have changed and developed over the last century.

Soft back. 96 pages. 16.5cms x 23.5cms approx. Illustrated with colour and black & white photos and drawings.


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Price: 14.99

Book - Waterways of East Shropshire Through Time

Book - Waterways of East Shropshire Through Time

by Neil Clarke.

The history of East Shropshire has had a global impact, with Ironbridge and Coalbrookdale acknowledged as the 'Cradle of the Industrial Revolution'. In this book, local industrial history expert Neil Clarke examines through photographs and old drawings the history of the waterways in this area.

As well as the River Severn, the longest river in the United Kingdom, the waterways of East Shropshire include the canals that were some of the first highways for the expanding Industrial Revolution.

Soft back. 96 pages. Colour and black & white. 16.6cms x 23.3cms approx.

Recommended retail price £14.99.


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Price: 13.99

Book - Exploring the Edinburgh to Glasgow Canals

Book - Exploring the Edinburgh to Glasgow Canals

by Hamish Brown.

The historic canal system between Edinburgh & Glasgow has recently been upgraded to a major area for tourism and recreation. The Millennium Link project has joined the Union Canal with the Forth & Clyde Canal through the spectacular Falkirk Wheel. The Wheel, the world's first and only rotating boat lift, is now one of the leading visitor attractions in Britain.

The canals themselves were the cutting-edge technology of their day in the great age of the Industrial Revolution. In this guide, Hamish Brown describes their extraordinary history, illustrating it with rare archive pictures from his own collection.

Soft back. 144 pages. 13.6cms x 22cms approx. Colour and black & white photos, and maps.


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Price: 12.99

Book - Exeter Canal

Book - Exeter Canal

by Kenneth R. Clew.

This is the history of the navigation, from the blocking of the River Exe at Countess Wear to the present day. Here is the story of the Lighter Canal, the first Ship Canal, rivalries with other navigations, including the Exeter and Crediton Navigation, alterations and extensions to make the present Ship Canal, struggles for finance etc, and more recently the establishment of the Exeter Maritime Museum.

Hard back, 113 pages, 19.2cms x 25.4cms approx. Black & white illustrations.

Normal retail price £14.95


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Book - Forth & Clyde Canal

Book - Forth & Clyde Canal

by T.J. Dowds.

The Forth & Clyde Canal, completed in 1790, was by far the largest undertaking that had ever been seen in Scotland. It allowed coal and machinery to travel east, and grain to travel west. But it required capital on a scale previously unknown; it required the collaboration of Edinburgh, Glasgow and London.

It took 22 years to build. Now after a long period of neglect, and sporting the spectacular Falkirk Wheel, it enjoys new life as an imaginative leisure resource.

Soft back. 128 pages. 13.8cms x 21.5cms approx. Some black & white photos.


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Price: 9.99

Book - Exploring the River Fowey

Book - Exploring the River Fowey

by John Neale.

The third of John Neale's books looking at Cornish rivers takes us down the Fowey, from its source on Bodmin Moor to its estuary at Fowey itself. Beginning near Brown Willy, the river soon flows near the famous Jamaica Inn and on to Golitha Falls, passing age-old slate caverns before turning abruptly to make its way toward Lanhydrock House, Boconnoc House and Restormel Castle and on to Lostwithiel with its ancient church, historic buildings and fourteenth-century bridge. Soon the Fowey widens as it is joined by Lerryn Creek and flows on to St Winnow and Golant before greeting Bodinnick, Polruan and Fowey itself.

Soft back. 128 pages. 16.5cms x 23.4cms. Black & white photos.

Recommended retail price £12.99.


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Price: 11.99

Book - River Frome From Source To Sea

Book - River Frome From Source To Sea

by Steve Wallis.

The River Frome in Dorset flows for some 30 miles from the chalk uplands of central Dorset into Poole Harbour near Wareham. Its source is St John's Well in the village of Evershot, and from here it flows through some of Dorset's most scenic and historic landscapes.

Soft back. 96 pages. 16.5cms x 23.5cms. Colour photos.

Recommended retail price £14.99


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Price: 13.99

Book - Gloucester & Sharpness Canal

Book - Gloucester & Sharpness Canal

by Hugh Conway-Jones.

When the canal was opened in 1827 it was the widest and deepest canal in England, capable of taking most of the largest seagoing ships of the day. It bypassed a narrow, winding stretch of the River Severn and allowed Gloucester to develop as Britain's most inland port.

Drawing on contemporary sources, Hugh sheds new light on the difficulties encountered in constructing the canal, including the junction with the Stroudwater Canal, the only intersection of two independent canals in the country. Much new information is provided about how the completed canal was operated and maintained, what vessels made use of it and the facilities that were built at Gloucester as traffic increased.

Soft back. 192 pages. 17.2cms x 24.7cms approx. Colour and black & white photographs, and black & white drawings.


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Price: 16.99

Book - Grand Union Canal

Book - Grand Union Canal

by Ian J. Wilson.

Looking at the group of canals that came together to form the Grand Union, Ian J. Wilson tells the story of this picturesque waterway and looks at the impact it has had in changing the landscape it has travelled through.

Using antique postcards and photographs to illustrate the story, he takes us on a trip along the main line to Braunston and along the various cuts at the southern end of the canal including the Paddington, Slough, Wendover, Aylesbury and Old Stratford & Buckingham Arms

Soft back. 128 pages. 16.5cms x 23.6cms approx.


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Price: 12.99

Book - Arteries of Commerce, Grand Union Canal (paperback)

Book - Arteries of Commerce, Grand Union Canal (paperback)

'The purpose of this handbook is to make known the facilities which the Grand Union Canal offers', taken from the foreward of the book, and written by the then Chairman of the Grand Union Canal Company.

Sections include:- Arteries of Commerce, Key Plan to Grand Union Canal Co's system, Canal Transport's Charter, Cardinal points of canal transport, Regent's Canal Dock plan, Regent's Canal dock facilities, Principal places served by Grand Union Canal, A map of the canal system, Schedule of canal boat owners, lightermen and carriers, Classified trade index to advertisers.

Soft back. 121 pages. 22cms x 28.4cms approx.


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Price: 4.95

Book - The River Great Ouse & River Cam

Book - The River Great Ouse & River Cam

by Josephine Jeremiah.

It is fascinating to compare the present day river with how it once would have been.

Using an evocative collection of informatively captioned old prints and photographs, whose subjects range from boats, bridges, water mills and ferries to riverside towns and villages, Josephine takes the reader on an historical journey along the Great Ouse and some of its tributaries.

Hard back. 120 pages. 19.2cms x 25.3cms. Black & white photos.


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Price: 15.99