Memories of the Canal Carriers
By (author) Robert Davies
Normal Price: $32.99
Your Price: $29.69 AUD, inc. GST
Shipping: $7.95 per order
You Save: $3.30! (10% off normal price)
Plus...earn $1.48 in Boomerang Bucks
Availability: Available to Backorder, No Due Date for Supply
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.
Buy Midlands Canals book by Robert Davies from Australia's Online Bookstore, Boomerang Books.
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
Books By Author Robert Davies
Fundamental Skills for Surgery, Paperback (December 2013)
Basic surgical skills are an essential part of practising medicine in many different medical disciplines, from the obvious surgical specialties, through to general practice, gynaecology and emergency medicine. This is a practical, instructive guide to the elementals of surgical techniques.
Fatal Greed, Hardback (August 2006)
A pharmaceutical plant accident leads to a mutant strain of CJD - human mad cow disease, to murder and a search for the vaccine to prevent the prion from becoming a new WMD. This story is about an underground world that most of us will never know, a world of easily-bought passports and citizenships of convenience, and unparalleled moral turpitude.
City of Desolation, Paperback (December 2005)» View all books by Robert Davies
Jake and Helen and her dad, blasted into beyond by terrifying events at the conclusion of part two of the trilogy, find themselves alone in a strange land with no memory of what came before. In fact, they are in Hell, a new Hell run by grey-faced bureaucrats and a military clique.
» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Midlands Canals book by Robert Davies and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a member - it's free to sign up!)
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.
Phone: 1300 36 33 32 (9am-2pm Mon-Fri AEST) - International: +61 2 9960 7998 - Online Form
Address: Boomerang Books, 878 Military Road, Mosman Junction, NSW, 2088
© 2003-2016. All Rights Reserved. Eclipse Commerce Pty Ltd - ACN: 122 110 687 - ABN: 49 122 110 687