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Birmingham Canal Museum Do we need one can we get one? Have a look and complete the survey to give your views. If you are organizing a UK canal or river event that you would like added to this list please let me know.

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Kingsland Road Bridge Angler
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The Boat Listing is now hosted by CanalPlanAC. Please update your Favourites/Bookmarks to http://canalplan.org.uk/boats/

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If you are a newcomer to the subject, or this web site, you may want to start with my Introduction pages. These give an introduction to this website, the UK Waterways System, its history and to inland boating on canals or rivers.

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Books, videos, DVDs and links to other canal shopping sites.

For non-waterway travel photographs see www.jim-shead.net

I am also webmaster for the following waterways sites Railway & Canal Historical Society
The Association of Nene River Clubs
House of York

All about the Inland Waterways Association (IWA) click here

Quote of the day No 382

Tuesday 22 July 2014

Another post-war development has been the interest taken in canal history, and so the need for a new edition of this book. This probably arises partly out of the general post-war interest in canal affairs, and partly because the British Transport Commission has made available in its archives a great deal of previously inaccessible material. The result has been to increase interest in the study of the subject, which before had been somewhat at the mercy of guesswork and catchwords, and to bring about the foundation of the Railway & Canal Historical Society in 1954.

The historianís task is never done, for history is being made as he writes, though he has to wait a little for recent events to fall into place. Happy, however, is he who has an attractive subject to write about, comprehensive archives at his disposal, and a wide circle of friends who ease his labours with their own.

Charles Hadfield - British Canals

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