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Landscape with Canals by L T C Rolt, Edition: 1986 reprint, ISBN: 0-86299-141-2, 194 pages, Published by Alan Sutton Publishing Ltd, in 1984, Written in 1977, The second part of L T C Rolt's autobiography. Order now from Amazon.

Waterways Restored by P J G Ransom, ISBN: 0 571 10434 7, 179 pages, Published by Faber & Faber Ltd., in 1974, 16 plates and 10 maps.. Order now from Amazon.

Canals Revived by Roger W Squires, ISBN: 0 239 00191 5, 185 pages, Published by Moonraker Press, in 1979, Photographs and maps.. Order now from Amazon.

New Navvies by Roger W Squires, ISBN: 0 85033 364 4, 180 pages, Published by Phillimore & Co., in 1983, A history of the modern waterways restoration movement including 22 maps. 32 pages of plates.. Order now from Amazon.

Lost Canals of England and Wales by Ronald Russell, ISBN: 0 7153 5417 5, 272 pages, Published by David & Charles, in 1971, A description and history of practically all the derelict canals of England and Wales. Order now from Amazon.

Race Against Time by David Bolton, ISBN: 0 413 63470 1, 270 pages, Published by Methuen London Ltd, in 1990, Sub-titled "How Britain's Waterways were saved" this book tells the story of the Inland Waterways Association from its founding to the re-opening of the Stratford Canal in 1964.. Order now from Amazon.

Landscape With Figures, The final part of his Autobiography by L T C Rolt, Edition: Paperback Edition, ISBN: 0-7509-0593-X, 246 pages, Published by Alan Sutton Publishing Ltd, in 1994, Illustrated.. Order now from Amazon.

Landscape With Machines, The first part of his Autobiography by L T C Rolt, Edition: 1994 reprint, ISBN: 0-86299-140-4, 230 pages, Published by Alan Sutton Publishing Ltd, in 1984, Illustrated.. Order now from Amazon.

Tom Rolt and the Cressy Years by Ian Mackersey, Edition: New (corrected) impression, ISBN: 0 947712 01 1, 106 pages, Published by M & M Baldwin, in 1991, Written in 1984, Paperback biography covering Rolt's association with the inland waterways.. Order now from Amazon.

Charles Hadfield Canal man and more by Joseph Boughey, Edition: 1st, ISBN: 0-7509-1052-6, 223 pages, Published by Sutton Publishing, in 1998, Written in 1998, A biography of the canal historian plus autobiographical writings by Charles Hadfield.. Order now from Amazon.

The River Runs Uphill by Robert Aickman, Edition: 1st, ISBN: 0-907864-38-4, 210 pages, Published by J M Pearson & Son, in 1986, The first chairman and co-founder of the Inland Waterways Association gives his view of events from the founding of the IWA to 1950.. Order now from Amazon.

Precious Cargo - 50 Years of Hotel Boats by Robin Smithett, ISBN: 1 870002 99 7, 107 pages, Published by Waterways World Ltd, in 2000, The history of hotel boats on Britain's waterways.. Order now from Amazon.

Narrow Boat by L T C Rolt, ISBN: 0 7509 0806 8, 216 pages, Published by Sutton Publishing, in 1994, Softback edition of this classic work. Order now from Amazon.

Narrow Boat by L T C Rolt, Edition: Hardback, ISBN: 18401 5064 5, 212 pages, Published by Sutton Publishing, in 1998, Written in 1940, This classic book which led directly to the founding of the Inland Waterways Association, and the revival of interest in canals, was completed "a few weeks" after the Cressy arrived at Hungerford in March 1940. It was rejected by numerous publishers and was kept under the bed on Cressy for over 3 years before publication was agreed. With photographs by Angela Rolt.. Order now from Amazon.

The Landscape Trilogy by L T C Rolt, ISBN: 0 7509 2478 0, 688 pages, Published by Sutton Publishing, in 2001, A sinlge volume incorporating Rolt's three oringinal volumes of Landscape with Machines, Landscape with Canals and Landscape with People.. Order now from Amazon.

Scotland's Millennium Canals by Guthrie Hutton, ISBN: 1 84033 181 X, 160 pages, Published by Stenlake, in 2002, The story of the Forth & Clyde and the Union canals and their restoration.. Order now from Amazon.

Slipstream - A Memoir by Elizabeth Jane Howard, ISBN: 0 333 90349 8, 493 pages, Published by Macmillan Publishers (UK) Ltd, in 2002, Her autobiography which includes the her experiences in the newly formed Inland Waterways Association. She moved in with Robert Aickman (an IWA founder) after leaving another IWA member - her husband Peter Scott, the naturalist and painter.. Order now from Amazon.

Being There by Frank Price, ISBN: 1 84426 017 8, 436 pages, Published by Upfront, in 2003, The autobiography of Sir Frank Price who was chairman of the British Waterways Board from 1968 to 1984.. Order now from Amazon.

Restoring the Kennet & Avon Canal by Peter Lindley Jones, ISBN: 0 7524 2387 8, 160 pages, Published by Tempus, in 2003, An illustrated history of the restoration of the canal.. Order now from Amazon.

The Anatomy of Canals: Decline & Renewal by Anthony Burton and Derek Pratt, ISBN: 0 7524 2810 1, 160 pages, Published by Tempus, in 2003, The third book in the Anatomy of Canals series covering the years from the Railway Mania to the present day.. Order now from Amazon.

Pontcyllte Aqueduct Restoration by Richard J Turner-Thomas, ISBN: 954 642 225 8, 71 pages, Published by Pensoft, in 2005, The story of the restoration work carried out on the aqueduct over the winter of 2003 and the spring of 2004.. Order now from Amazon.

The Restoration and Development of the Bedford Ouse by W B Carter, ISBN: 1 904136 25 7, 85 pages, Published by John Nickalls, in 2005, An illustrated history of the restoration of the river.. Order now from Amazon.

The Inland Waterways Association: Saving Britain's Canal and River Navigations by David Blagrove, ISBN: 0-7524-3158-7, 128 pages, Published by Tempus, in 2006, An illustrated history of the IWA from its founding in 1946 to 2006.. Order now from Amazon.

Narrow Boat to the Cheshire Ring by Margaret & Ted Hill, ISBN: 978-0-9553568-9-6, 172 pages, Published by Published by the author, in 2007, This book is a personal account of ten years involvement with inland waterways in the 1960s..

There and Back Again by Simon Stoker, ISBN: 978-1-84868-153-8, Published by Amberley, in 2009, Written in 2009, The story of the restoration of the Cromford Canal between 1968 and 1988 and its deterioration in the years since.. Order now from Amazon.

The Cromford Canal by Hugh Potter, Edition: reprint, ISBN: 9780752428024, Published by The History Press, in 2009, Written in 2003, The history of the building of the canal and its present restoration.. Order now from Amazon.

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