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Forging Ahead - A history of Tooley's Boatyard

Forging Ahead - A history of Tooley's Boatyard

Ref: 131039

FORGING AHEAD IS A BRAND NEW LOOK AT THE FASCINATING HISTORY OF TOOLEY’S BOATYARD IN BANBURY.

This unique, working yard has been in existence since the arrival of the Oxford Canal in the North Oxfordshire market town in 1778. Matthew Armitage has been the director of the site for the past sixteen years. His very personal account of the yard’s past is brought right up to date with a distinctive insight into how age old practices still prevail and thrive to this day. With a wealth of photographs, articles, illustrations and anecdotes about the Tooleys themselves, Matthew’s insight into this much loved jewel in Banbury’s crown will entertain and inform anyone with an interest in the history of the canals and inland waterways.

All the money from the sale of this book will support the boatyard and its projects.


AVAILABILITY :  In stock

11.99

Book - At the Heart of the Waterways

Book - At the Heart of the Waterways

Ref: 990692

by David Blagrove.

This is the story of over 200 years in the life of a small village in Northamptonshire, Brauinston, which, to the people of the canals, is as important as Swindon or Crewe once were to the railwaymen.

This book traces the story of the canals, boatyards, carrying companies and above all people, which makes up a fascinating kaleidoscope of social history now well into its third century.

Hard back. 96 pages. 16.1cms x 24.1cms approx. Illustrated with colour & black and white photographs. 3rd edition 2003.


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8.34

Book - Gloucester Docks

Book - Gloucester Docks

Ref: 992211

by Hugh Conway-Jones.

This is an historical guide to the docks with photos, both black & white and colour, drawings and maps. The warehouses, quays, cargoes and men all have their mention.

This book draws on the research carried out for the 1984 book Gloucester Docks - an illustrated history, by the same author.

Soft back. 48 pages. 21.1cms x 21cms approx.


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5.00

Book - Fisher Row & the Watery Fringes of Oxford Through Time

Book - Fisher Row & the Watery Fringes of Oxford Through Time

Ref: 992488

by Nancy Hood.

Fisher Row was created as a consequence of the Castle Mill, recorded in the Domesday Book on the western edge of Oxford.

This book records, in photos old and new, the myriad changes that have taken place on the Oxford Canal and on the rivers Thames and Cherwell, Oxford's watery fringes.

Although the history of these areas was shaped by the fishermen and boatmen who settled there, and by the Dissolution of the monasteries that once dominated the landscape, there is more to see.

Soft back. 96 pages. 16.6cms x 23.5cms approx. Black and white, sepia and colour illustrations.


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14.99

Book - Stourport-on-Severn

Book - Stourport-on-Severn

Ref: 991806

from English Heritage.

There are sections of this book on before the canal, the canal arrives, development of the town, and Stourport today and the future.

Soft back. 80 pages. 21cms x 21cms. Illustrated with colour & black and white photos, and maps.


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7.99