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Book - The Canal Guide / Stuart Fisher

Book - The Canal Guide / Stuart Fisher

Ref: 131214

By Stuart Fisher.

Subtitled 'Britain's 55 Best Canals'. Journey along Britain's 55 most beautiful and interesting canals, as this guide reveals the best of our waterways heritage.

From the Grand Union and the Kennet & Avon to the Forth & Clyde and the Caledonian, The Canal Guide features: the history, wildlife, folklore, pubs and attractions of each canal, beautiful photography, detailed maps, practical information boxes with distances, Ordnance Survey references and useful websites.

Soft back. 336 pages. 16.3cms (6½") x 23.4cms (9¼") approx. Colour photos and maps.

This is the updated and expanded edition published in 2021.


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18.99

Book - The Seven Wonders of the Inland Waterways / John Suggitt

Book - The Seven Wonders of the Inland Waterways / John Suggitt

Ref: 131113

In 1955, Robert Aickman, one of the founders of the Inland Waterways Association nine years earlier, wrote of his “Seven Wonders of the Waterways”. Although this was Aickman’s personal choice, most canal historians, commentators and enthusiasts still agree with Aickman’s selection.

John Suggitt tells the history and background of all Seven Wonders, illustrated with many photographs, and specially drawn maps and diagrams. This book also provides an informative background for those who are visiting the Seven Wonders of the Inland Waterways.


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12.95

Book - British River Navigations

Book - British River Navigations

Ref: 131110

by Stuart Fisher.

This comprehensive and fascinating guide to Britain's river navigations explores routes known and unknown, from world-famous rivers like the Thames and the Severn to hidden backwaters like the Wharf, the Wissey and the Lark.

Along the way this absorbing survey discovers the world's largest castle, hills that are actually below sea level, mansions and palaces, rural idylls and hubs of modern industry.

This is an atractive, inspiring but also practical guide, featuring history and folklore, engineering and architecture, riverbank art and waterside pubs.

Soft back. 256 pages. 21cms x 29.6cms approx. Colour photos and maps.


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25.00

Book - The Lost Rivers of London

Book - The Lost Rivers of London

Ref: 992322

by Nicholas Barton.

When this book first appeared in 1962 it was immediately welcomed by scholars and general readers. It was the first, and remains the only, comprehensive study ot those watercourses which sometimes make themselves evident in heavy rains or at the thrust of an unwary builder's earth-mover. The book has remained in print, with updating, virtually ever since. There is also a fold out map inside the back cover.

Many of the rivers have become part of London's complex sewer system, parts of others still run sweetly enough in the open. In the past they have formed boundaries, dictated the course of roads and influenced the location of industry.

Hard back. 167 pages. 19.3cms x 25.1cms. Black & white diagrams and photos.


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16.95

Book - London's Lost Rivers

Book - London's Lost Rivers

Ref: 992454

by Paul Talling.

From the sources of the Fleet in Hampstead's ponds to the mouth of the Effra in Vauxhall, via the meander of the Westbourne through 'Knight's Bridge' and the Tyburn's curve along Marylebone Lane, London's Lost Rivers unearths the hidden waterways that flow beneath the streets of the capital.

Paul investigates how these rivers shaped the city - forming borough boundaries and transport networks, fashionable spas and stagnant slums - and how they all eventually gave way to railways, roads and sewers. Packed with maps and over 100 colour photographs.

Soft back with flaps on front and back cover to mark pages. 192 pages. 13.6cms x 15.6cms approx.


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9.99

Book - Rivers and the British Landscape

Book - Rivers and the British Landscape

Ref: 992233

by Sue Owen, Colin Pooley, Andrew Folkard, Chris Park, Gordon Clark and Nigel Watson.

This is the first fully integrated analysis of British rivers in their wider historical, geographical and cultural context. It describes the anatomy of rivers, what goes on within them, the crucial economic importance of rivers to human society and examines the pivotal role of rivers in British literature, art, recreation, culture and identity.

Hard back. 243 pages. 17.6cms x 25cms approx. Illustrated in both colour and black & white.

Originally published at £18.


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8.99

Book - Canals Of Britain

Book - Canals Of Britain

Ref: 992030

by Stuart Fisher.

This is a comprehensive and absorbing survey of the canal network of the British Isles, and provides a fascinating insight into the linked-up waterways as well as the isolated cuts and quiet waters which may not be fully navigable by larger craft.

Soft back. 304 pages. 21cms x 29.6cms approx. Illustrated with colour photos and maps.


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25.00

Book - Exploring Britain's Canals

Book - Exploring Britain's Canals

Ref: 990409

by Paul Atterbury.

With an introduction by Timothy West and Prunella Scales this book is full of colour photographs and descriptions of many of the canals of Britain, from the Kennet and Avon to the Caledonian.

Hard back, 192 pages, 27.2cms x 24.8cms approx.


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17.99

Britain's Waterways (A Unique Insight) (2nd ed)

Britain's Waterways (A Unique Insight) (2nd ed)

Ref: 990458

CONTENT - 2 page introduction to rivers and canals. 2 page map of the national waterway network. 104 page alphabetical listing of canal and river navigations, includes detailed information and maps for 58 selected waterways and 24 short strolls around areas of special interest. Regional maps and full index.

DETAILS - Size 21cms x 25cms. Soft back, Front and back covers can fold round as page markers. 136 pages.


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12.95

Book - Britain's Restored Canals

Book - Britain's Restored Canals

Ref: 991690

by Roger Squires.

Originally published in 1978 as Canals Revived, this new book has been considerably extended to bring the story up to date.

It looks at the problems facing enthusiasts as the canal network deteriorated with the end of commercial activity. It describes the work undertaken to restore individual canals to a 'fit for purpose' condition. This book is the definitive work on the restoration of Britain's canal network.

Soft back. 192 pages. 17.4cms x 24.6cms approx. Illustrated with black & white photos and maps.


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16.99

Book - Britain's Lost Commercial Waterways

Book - Britain's Lost Commercial Waterways

Ref: 131012

by Michael E. Ware.

A comprehensive look at our commercial waterways in their heyday and prior to cargoes giving way to cruising.

This book was originally published under the title Britain's Lost Waterways in 1979. This edition brings together the previous two volumes (Inland Navigations and Navigations To The Sea). Michael sets the scene with nearly 300 photographs and extended captions. Originally £14.99p.

Soft back. 192 pages. 17.5cms x 24.6cms approx.


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7.99

Book - Inland Waterways of Great Britain (8th Ed)

Book - Inland Waterways of Great Britain (8th Ed)

Ref: 992083

by Jane Cumberlidge.

This is the eighth edition of a book that was originally published in 1904 as 'Bradshaw's Canals and Navigable Rivers of England and Wales'. Custody of this 'waterways bible' has now passed to Jane Cumberlidge.

In this new edition, several reopened canals have returned to the main body of the book. This book covers all the inland navigations in England, Wales and Scotland.

Hard back. 418 pages. 21.7cms x 30.3cms approx.


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32.50

Book - Inland Waterways of Ireland

Book - Inland Waterways of Ireland

Ref: 990601

by Jane Cumberlidge.

Provides all the essential information on all the rivers and waterways of the Irish Republic and Northern Ireland. She uses the same successful pattern familiar to users of her Inland Waterways of Great Britain to describe each waterway.

There are general sections which describe the geography and history, and these are followed by details of locks, bridges, regulations and notes on dimensions. The distance tables are supported by simple two colour mapping and photographs (colour and black & white).

Soft back. 134 pages. 21cms x 29.7cms approx.


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27.50

Book - London's Waterways

Book - London's Waterways

Ref: 992213

by Derek Pratt.

London boasts not only one of the most famous and awe-inspiring rivers of the world, but is also home to beautiful canals such as the Grand Union and Regent's. These are all featured but it also delves deeper to the lesser known and completely hidden waterways.

Hard back. 160 pages. 26cms x 25.6cms approx. Colour photos.


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19.99

Book - Seven Canals of Derbyshire

Book - Seven Canals of Derbyshire

Ref: 990815

by Edward Garner.

This is a general introduction to the story of the Derbyshire canals, namely the Trent & Mersey, Chesterfield, Erewash, Cromford, Derby, Nutbrook and Peak Forest Canals. Illustrated with black & white photos and drawings, plus a colour section of some of the canals today.

Soft back. 160 pages. 17.3cms x 24.5cms approx.


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16.95

Book - The Warwick Canals

Book - The Warwick Canals

Ref: 991146

by Alan Faulkner.

The group of canals focusing on Warwick has always provided a vital link in the important chain of waterways between the Midlands and London, despite being overshadowed by its better known neighbours.

In this fascinating and detailed account Alan seeks to redress the balance. He traces the formation of the two main companies and follows their prosperous years, until railway competition and a new canal project brought the ignomy of receivership.

Soft back. 80 pages. 17.2cms x 23cms. Illustrated with black & white photos and drawings.


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7.99