The Canals of BritainThe Canals of Britain



This third edition has been revised to reflect the ever-changing landscape of Britain's canals, and includes many new colour photographs to help bring it to life.

Author: Stuart Fisher

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781472940032

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Page: 336

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Canals of Britain is a comprehensive and absorbing survey of the entire canal network of the British Isles - the first of its kind. It 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. Infinitely varied, it passes picturesque open countryside, wild moorland, coastal harbours, historic industrial buildings, modern city centres, canalside public houses and abundant wildlife. Stuart Fisher looks at every aspect of the canals - their construction, rich history, stunning scenery, heritage, incredible engineering, impressive architecture and even their associated folklore, wildlife and art. Enticing photographs give a flavour of each place and places of interest close to the canals are included. For those who are keen to explore that little bit further, taking smaller boats to points beyond which others usually turn back, there is information on little-known parts of the system, offering a new insight into this country's unique, surprising and beautiful canal network. Attractive, inspiring and foremost a practical guide, this has proved very popular with canal enthusiasts and boaters wanting to get the most out of Britain's canals. This third edition has been revised to reflect the ever-changing landscape of Britain's canals, and includes many new colour photographs to help bring it to life.

Canals in BritainCanals in Britain



Replete with beautiful photographs, this a complete guide to some of the most accessible and beautiful pieces of Britain's heritage.

Author: Tony Conder

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781784421076

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Page: 80

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In the early years of the Industrial Revolution, canals formed the arteries of Britain. Most waterways were local concerns, carrying cargoes over short distances and fitted into regional groups with their own boat types linked to the major river estuaries. This new history of Britain's canals starts with the first Roman waterways, moving on to their golden age in the eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries, and ends with the present day, describing the rise and fall of canal building and use in the UK. It tells the story of the narrow boats and barges borne by the canals, and the boatmen who navigated them as well as the wider tale of waterway development through the progress of civil engineering. Replete with beautiful photographs, this a complete guide to some of the most accessible and beautiful pieces of Britain's heritage.

The Canals of BritainThe Canals of Britain



It is surprising that, other than Hugh McKnight's The Shell Book of Inland Waterways, there have been very few complete works describing the canals of Britain. Adding to this surprise is that Hugh first published his book in the 1975 ...

Author: Stuart Fisher

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781472940025

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Page: 336

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Canals of Britain is a comprehensive and absorbing survey of the entire canal network of the British Isles - the first of its kind. It 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. Infinitely varied, it passes picturesque open countryside, wild moorland, coastal harbours, historic industrial buildings, modern city centres, canalside public houses and abundant wildlife. Stuart Fisher looks at every aspect of the canals - their construction, rich history, stunning scenery, heritage, incredible engineering, impressive architecture and even their associated folklore, wildlife and art. Enticing photographs give a flavour of each place and places of interest close to the canals are included. For those who are keen to explore that little bit further, taking smaller boats to points beyond which others usually turn back, there is information on little-known parts of the system, offering a new insight into this country's unique, surprising and beautiful canal network. Attractive, inspiring and foremost a practical guide, this has proved very popular with canal enthusiasts and boaters wanting to get the most out of Britain's canals. This third edition has been revised to reflect the ever-changing landscape of Britain's canals, and includes many new colour photographs to help bring it to life.

Hadfield s British CanalsHadfield s British Canals



Eighth revised edition, of the history of the canal in Britain and Ireland, discussing its emergence from the industrial revolution through to its use today for pleasure boating.

Author: Joseph Boughey

Publisher: Alan Sutton Publishing

ISBN: 0750918403

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Page: 343

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Eighth revised edition, of the history of the canal in Britain and Ireland, discussing its emergence from the industrial revolution through to its use today for pleasure boating.

Inland Waterways of Great BritainInland Waterways of Great Britain



The 8th edition retains the format of previous editions but, throughout, details are updated and the work has been widened in its scope to appeal not only to navigators but to all users of the waterways. Full colour throughout.

Author: Jane Cumberlidge

Publisher: Imray Laurie Norie & Wilson Limited

ISBN: 1846230101

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Page: 418

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The standard reference to the waterways of England, Wales and Scotland has been completely revised. The 8th edition retains the format of previous editions but, throughout, details are updated and the work has been widened in its scope to appeal not only to navigators but to all users of the waterways. Full colour throughout.

British WaterwaysBritish Waterways



2: Oral and written evidence Great Britain: Parliament: House of Commons: Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee. 26 February 2007 Mr John Fletcher , Mr Neil Edwards and Dr Roger Squires Waterways taking the lead in seeing these ...

Author: Great Britain: Parliament: House of Commons: Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee

Publisher: The Stationery Office

ISBN: 0215035623

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Page: 393

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British Waterways : Seventh report of session 2006-07, Vol. 2: Oral and written Evidence

Britain s CanalsBritain s Canals



Britain's Canals is a charming and insightful exploration into the amazing architecture and engineering wonders that surround Britain's inland waterways – from the awe-inspiring 30-lock flight on the Worcester and Birmingham Canal, to the ...

Author: Anthony Burton

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781472971920

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Page: 224

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Britain's Canals is a charming and insightful exploration into the amazing architecture and engineering wonders that surround Britain's inland waterways – from the awe-inspiring 30-lock flight on the Worcester and Birmingham Canal, to the delightful chocolate-box lock-keepers' cottages that line the cut of every canal, to masterpieces such as the 18-arch Pontcysyllte aqueduct, the highest aqueduct in the world, to beautiful bridges, grand company buildings, the social hubs that were, and still are, canal-side pubs, plus so much more. In contrast to many inland waterways books which are organised geographically by canal, Britain's Canals is structured thematically, with chapters covering the line (the shape of the canal), locks and lock cottages, bridges, aqueducts, lifts and planes, company buildings, wharves, basins and quays and finally the canal-side pub. Each chapter explores how these features were created and have changed through history, right through to the present, with plenty of ideas for places to visit – plus full information on how to get to them. An abundance of full-colour photography throughout, both historical and modern-day, will delight readers and inspire them to explore Britain's wondrous inland waterways, whether on boat, by foot or by bike. In Britain's Canals, two inland waterways experts and admired authors come together to produce the definitive word on the man-made wonders that make Britain's canals so special, so loved and enjoyed by so many.