Memories of the Canal Carriers
By (author) Robert Davies
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Midlands Canals by Robert Davies
Book DescriptionThis illustrated volume is exceptionally researched. Robert Davies has compiled interviews with boat people and the people who worked the inland waterways during the final decades of commercial canal carrying, capturing the flavour of this era. Often whole families worked on the great boats and lived in the tiny cabins at the back. Among the people interviewed are those who worked the narrow canals from London through the Midlands, to Stoke on Trent and Middlewich, and people who worked for big companies such as Grand Union Canal Carrying Co., as well as for the little George and Mathews. The book spans the 1930s-'60s, a time when transport technology saw huge changes, and looks issues such as the operating of ice boats and the use of horse power as well as the experiences of the people themselves.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780752439105
(235mm x 165mm x 10mm)
Imprint: The History Press Ltd
Publisher: The History Press Ltd
Publish Date: 15-Jul-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Author Biography - Robert Davies
Robert Davies has had a lifelong interest in canals. He has also written Boats, Smoke, Steam and Folk for Tempus. He lives in West Bromwich.
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