Monthly Archives: May 2011

Heron Llangollen & Oxford Maps

Heron Llangollen & Montgomery Canals Map Heron Oxford Canal Map The latest two maps to be published by Heron Maps are for the Llangollen & Montgomery Canals and the Oxford Canal, which also covers the 5 miles into Coventry Basin … Continue reading

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Gifthorse by Leo McNeir

Gifthorse This is the eighth book in the Marnie Walker series. Two unexpected visitors arrive in Knightly St John, a gifted boy and a secretive stranger with a mysterious past. Despite Marnie’s desire not to become involved in other people’s … Continue reading

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Canal 250

Canal 250 by Anthony Burton. This book tells the story of 250 years of history on the canals and of the people who made and used them. It describes the great engineers and the industrialists who promoted the canals they … Continue reading

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Bridgwater & the River Parrett

Bridgwater & the River Parrett by Rod Fitzhugh. In this book, Rod presents an invaluable record of the heyday of trade on the river when the prosperity of much of Somerset was dependent on access to the sea. From 1200 … Continue reading

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Too Narrow To Swing A Cat

Too Narrow To Swing A Cat by Steve Haywood. Casting aside the road maps Steve escapes to a different England on his narrowboat and cruises slowly through a landscape unchanged for centuries, visiting picturesque towns and canal festivals. But the … Continue reading

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