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Book - From Sea To Sea (Scotland)

Book - From Sea To Sea (Scotland)

by Len Paterson.

This book is the first history of the Scottish canals for over 40 years, a time during which they have been neglected and closed but are now gloriously reopened.

This engaging history covers the story of the main canals: the Caledonian, Crinan, Forth & Clyde, Monkland and Union, from the time of their construction in the 18th century and takes us through to their future in the 21st.

Original price £15.

Soft back. 216 pages. 19cms x 24.6cms approx. Black & white illustrations.


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Price: 9.99

Book - River Severn

Book - River Severn

by John Bradford.

This book is the record of a journey following the River Severn from the M4 bridge over the estuary to the source on Plynlimon in mid Wales. Every aspect of the changing scenery is captured in over 200 photographs. The text includes much of the local history and a few events of national importance.

Soft back. 162 pages, 23.5cms x 21.5cms approx. Colour photographs.


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Price: 12.95

Book - Disasters on the Severn

Book - Disasters on the Severn

by Chris Witts.

The River Severn rises in the Cambrian Mountains, 600m above sea level, and runs 330km to the Bristol Channel. It is Britain's longest river and one of its most dangerous.

In this book Chris Witts, an experienced navigator of the river, has compiled a fascinating catalogue of many of the accidents and mysteries. He also tells of his personal experiences of difficulty, panic and loss on the river.

Soft back. 160 pages. 17.3cms x 24.8cms approx. Illustrated with many black and white photos.


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Price: 12.99

Book - The River Severn (Pictorial History)

Book - The River Severn (Pictorial History)

by Josephine Jeremiah.

The River Severn is Britain's longest river. Some 220 miles from its source to the sea, it starts its journey on the slopes of Plynlimon, winding past Welshpool, Shrewsbury and Ironbridge before reaching Bridgnorth, Stourport, Worcester and Gloucester.

In this remarkable new study of old Severnside Josephine brings back to life those busier days with a splendid collection of old photographs and prints.

Soft back. 128 pages. 18.6cms x 24.6cms. Black & white photos.


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Price: 13.99

Book - Sheffield & South Yorkshire Navigation

Book - Sheffield & South Yorkshire Navigation

by Mike Taylor.

The Sheffield & South Yorkshire Navigation linked industrial South Yorkshire with the ports of Hull and Goole. From the improvements around Sheffield at the end of the nineteenth century, through neglect during the First World War, public ownership and the expensive modernisation scheme of the 1980s, this book documents the history and development of the waterway.

Illustrated with a diverse collection of over 200 images of the navigation, its traffic and the surrounding area.

Soft back. 128 pages. 16.5cms x 23.5cms approx.


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Price: 10.75

Book - Somersetshire Coal Canal (2nd)

Book - Somersetshire Coal Canal (2nd)

by Roger Halse.

This is the second collection of photographs to be published on the Somersetshire Coal Canal; the first book published in 2000 has long been out of print.

Since then, further photographs of this once forgotten canal have come to light which have prompted the publication of this second volume.

Soft back. 56 pages. 21cms x 19.5cms approx. Black and white photographs.


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Price: 7.50

Book - Essex & Suffolk Stour

Book - Essex & Suffolk Stour

by Sean O'Dell.

This book will detail the beginnings, life and trading decline of the Stour Navigation from the seventeenth century to the present day, looking at the circumstances surrounding the construction of the first lock gates and general engineering works that converted the river into an inland navigation and the changing fortunes in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries.

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


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Price: 12.99

Book - Stroudwater Navigation

Book - Stroudwater Navigation

by Joan Tucker.

The Stroudwater Navigation opened in 1779 from the Severn at Framilode to Stroud, Gloucestershire, a distance of 8 miles. It brought increased prosperity to the Stroud valleys.

The Stroudwater is unique for being in the hands of the original company for over 200 years, and most of the primary source material for this book derives from the company archive.

Personal reminiscences, legal documents, census returns and illustrations, including paintings, photographs, maps, plans and poetry, are also used to record the role played by the canal.

Soft back. 192 pages. 17.2cms x 24.8cms approx. Colour and black & white photos.


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Price: 16.99

Book - Stroudwater Navigation Through Time

Book - Stroudwater Navigation Through Time

by Michael Handford.

Rescued from dereliction the landscape of the canal is constantly changing, with new bridges, repaired locks and many sections now containing water. The Cotswold Canal Trust intends restoring the canal so that vessels may once again proceed as far as Brimscombe.

Michael Handford presents a fascinating snapshot of the on-going restoration work, contrasting the old images of the canal with many new photographs.

Soft back. 96 pages. 16.5cms x 23.5cms approx. Colour and black & white photographs.


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Price: 14.99

Book - The Stroudwater and Thames & Severn Canals (From Old Photographs) Vol 1

Book - The Stroudwater and Thames & Severn Canals (From Old Photographs) Vol 1

by Edwin Cuss & Mike Mills.

As much of these two canals has been destroyed, this collection endeavours to show how they appeared and were used before closure.

The feeder systems are also shown, thus, views of Severn ports, the Gloucester - Sharpness Canal, together with the Upper Thames around Lechlade, are included.

Soft back. 160 pages. 16.5cms x 23.5cms approx. Black & white photographs.


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Price: 12.99

Book - The Stroudwater and Thames & Severn Canals (from old photographs) Vol 2

Book - The Stroudwater and Thames & Severn Canals (from old photographs) Vol 2

by Edwin Cuss & Mike Mills.

This photographic journey recalls the final years in the life of the two canals, now being restored by the Cotswold Canals Trust, which once linked England's two longest rivers.

Soft back. 160 pages. 16.5cms x 23.5cms approx. Black & white photographs.


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Price: 12.99

Book - The Stroudwater and Thames & Severn Canals (from old photographs) Vol 3

Book - The Stroudwater and Thames & Severn Canals (from old photographs) Vol 3

by Edwin Cuss & Mike Mills.

This volume completes a trilogy of albums dedicated to capturing as much as possible of the evidence from historic photographs of two famous canals which together linked the rivers Severn & Thames, now known collectively as the Cotswolds Canals.

Over 800 images have been used over the three volumes.

Soft back. 160 pages. 16.6cms x 23.4cms approx. Black & white photographs.


AVAILABILITY :  In stock

Price: 12.99