| Book - Disasters on the Thames Ref: 2504|
by Michael Foley.Throughout the centuries the River Thames has claimed the lives of crews of small boats and large naval warships. From the little-known to the worst disaster in Thames history, the 'Princess Alice' collision in 1878 with the loss of around 650 people, this illustrated book chronicles the surprising number of disasters and tragedies to have occurred up to the present day.Soft back. 160 pages. 17.1cms x 24.7cms. Black & white illustrations.
| Book - The Thames, a Cultural History Ref: 2206|
by Mick Sinclair.This book tracks the Thames from source to sea, documenting internationally known landmarks such as Tower Bridge and Windsor Castle and revealing lesser known features such as Godstow Abbey. Numerous items about trade and commerce, paintings words and music, power politics and intrigue - too many to list.Hard back. 251 pages. 14.7cms x 21.5cms approx. Black and white illustrations.
| Book - The Historic Thames Ref: 2231|
by Hilaire Belloc.Following the Thames two hundred miles upriver through London to its Cotswold source, Belloc skilfully blends historical observations and personal commentary through his distinctive and elegant style.He draws fascinating comparisons between the Thames and the Rhine, the Seine and other important European waterways to highlight the Thames's unique significance within British life.Soft back. 192 pages. 12.9cms x 19.8cms approx.
| Book - The Three Men in a Boat Companion Ref: 2620|
by Stephen Lambe.This book begins with an examination of Jerome's masterwork as well as examining the real life events and characters that inspired it. It then recreates the journey from Kingston to Oxford with newly taken photographs and images from around Jerome's time illustrating how much or little the river has changed in the last 130 years.Soft back. 96 pages. Ilustrated with both colour and black & white photos.
| Book - The Upper and Middle Thames Ref: 1755|
By Josephine Jeremiah.A pictorial history from the source to Reading. In this new study of the Upper and Middle Thames, 18th century aquatints, 19th century engravings and old photographs of the river and the settlements along its banks illustrate an historical journey from source to Reading.Ancient bridges, ferries, flash & pound locks, churches, mills, inns and river craft are all featured.Hard back. 120 pages. 17.6cms x 25.4cms approx. Black & white illustrations.
| Book - Thames to the Solent Ref: 420|
by J.B. Dashwood.This is a 1980 reprint of the 1868 inland cruising classic. It describes a boating trip from the Thames at Weybridge to the South Coast via the Wey and Arun Canal and is dedicated to members of the Wey and Arun Canal Trust Ltd who are striving to re-open the lost route.Soft back, 110 pages, 11.4cms x 17.8cms approx, 11 drawings and maps.
| Book - Thames & Severn Canal (Household) Ref: 2000|
by Humphrey Household.This classic history of the Thames & Severn Canal was the result of a lifetime's research by Humphrey Household.Humphrey's meticulous interpretation of the voluminous surviving records provides a highly readable and informative account of this important chapter in canal history, commencing in the pioneering days of the eighteenth century through to the eventual decline and closure, 140 years later.Soft back. 258 pages. 15.6cms x 23.6cms approx. Illustrated with black and white drawings and photos.
| Book - Thames & Severn Canal (Viner) Ref: 1240|
by David Viner.The canal opened in 1789 and took 5 years to build, and at Sapperton, boasted the longest and largest canal tunnel in the world at the time. This new history and guide has been prepared by David from 30 years' personal knowledge of the canal.The book shows where to access the canal and how to enjoy the extensive towpath network as well as to study its important surviving buildings. There is also a detailed historical account of a fascinating canal which still remains one of the most attractive canal routes in Britain.Soft back. 160 pages. 17.2cms x 24.8cms approx. Colour and black & white photos.
| Book - Trent Lock, Shardlow and the Erewash Canal Ref: 1700|
by Keith Taylor.In this personal memoir of Trent Lock, Shardlow and the Erewash Canal, Keith gives us a real flavour of life on the water, through a mix of reminiscence, old photographs and thorough research into the colourful, resolute and innovative canal characters, from the early boat-builders through to the 'navvies' and the hardships they endured.Soft back. 128 pages. 16.5cms x 23.5cms approx. Black & white illustrations.
| Book - River Welland Ref: 2571|
by Dorothea Price.The River Welland has been a main waterway through South Lincolnshire for centuries. Dorothea explores the history of the river prior to the Canal Age, then in the heyday of river commerce in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries when the section between Stamford and Deeping St James was canalised, and finally in more recent times.Soft back. 96 pages. Colour and black & white photos.
| Book - Wey & Arun Junction Canal Ref: 1121|
by P. A. L. Vine. Another book from the Tempus Images of England series.The canal opened in 1816 and traded for 55 years until the order for closure in 1871, and then for the best part of a century it lay abandoned.The book starts with the history of the canal, and then the derelict state of the canal as it lingered forgotten and crumbling, as well as the attempts being made since 1970 to reinstate it, are vividly evoked here by illustrations from the author's collection and those of the Wey & Arun Canal Trust.Soft back. 128 pages. 16.6cms x 23.6cms approx. Black & white illustrations.
| Book - Wilts & Berks Canal (Oakwood) Ref: 1300|
by L.J. Dalby.The first edition of this book was printed in 1971, but since then more information has come to light and this has meant that the book has been updated twice. This 3rd edition includes this extra information as well as bringing the story of the canal more up to date.Inside the back cover is a pull out plan of he canal and branches.Soft back. 124 pages. 14.8cms x 21.1cms approx. Illustrated with black & white photos and drawings.
| Book - Wilts & Berks Canal (Tempus) Ref: 1128|
compiled by Doug Small. Images of England Series.The Wilts & Berks canal was conceived late in the canal boom and was always doomed to failure. It played second fiddle to the Kennet & Avon, didn't offer a shorter route to London and its main source of income, the Somerset coalfields, were soon worked out.A collapsed aqueduct in 1901 signalled the end of one of England's most rural canals. It did, however, remain in remarkably good condition. It is now slowly being reclaimed.Soft back. 128 pages. 17.5cms x 23.5cms approx. Black & white illustrations.
| Book - Wilts and Berks Canal Revisited Ref: 2287|
by Doug Small.Opened in 1810 but promoted from 1793, the canal connected the Kennet & Avon at Semington to the Thames at Abingdon. In 1819 the North Wilts Canal was opened from Swindon to Latton on the Thames Severn Canal, providing an alternative route for boats bypassing the difficult Upper Thames Navigation.Abandoned in 1914, but under active restoration since 1977 it has ambitious plans to make the canal a centre for leisure and tourism as well as a haven for walkers, cyclists and fishermen.Over 180 black & white photographs and informative captions.Soft back. 128 pages. 16.5cms x 23.5cms.
| Book - Worcester and Birmingham Canal Ref: 1432|
by Revd. Alan White.The earlier chapters of this book trace in detail the successive stages reached in making the canal and the reservoirs, and the Tardebigge Boat Lift. Later chapters cover the history of the canal following its completion, and its use for commercial and pleasure purposes.Three of the final chapters feature past and present places and items of interest located along the canal.Hard back. 394 pages. 17.7cms x 24.9cms approx. Illustrated with black and white photos and drawings.
| Book - The River Wye (A Pictorial History) Ref: 1790|
by Josephine Jeremiah.The River Wye has long been celebrated for its exceptional picturesque beauty. Once navigated by trows and barges trading up and downstream and speckled with coracles.Josephine's concise and very readable narrative of the history of the Wye valley is transformed by her pictures and their captions into a book of compelling interest.Hard back. 134 pages. 19.3cms x 25.4cms. Black & white photos.
| Book - Wyrley & Essington Canal Through Time Ref: 2621|
By Ray Shill.The W & E Canal began as an independant waterway, carrying coal from Essington and Wyrley Bank to Wolverhampton. In 1792 and 1794 the canal was extended, creating routes to a number of new areas.In this illustrated book, Ray details the development of the Wyrley & Essington Canal and delves into its fascinating history.Soft back. 96 pages. Illustrated in colour and old photos.