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Waterways Chronology from 1909 to 1918

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1909

River Humber

Sir William Matthews

He studied the estuary and issued a critical to the Humber Conservancy Board, The board concluded that 367,000 needed to be spent on improvements.

River Nene

A H Plowright

As engineer of the Nene third district he gave evidence to the Royal Commission on Canals and Waterways on the poor state of the Wisbech Canal and River Nene.

1910

Canals and Traders, The Argument Pictorial

By Edwin A Pratt, Published by P S King.

Basingstoke Canal

The 1869 Winding-up order found to be invalid.

Glan-Y-Wern Canal

Disused after 1910.

Liskeard & Looe Union Canal

Closed around 1910.

River Thames

The Thames by G E Mitton, Published by Blackie & Son Ltd - Beautiful England series.

1911

The Flower of Gloster

By Ernest Temple Thurston , Published by Williams & Norgate. Classic story of an early canal boat trip, illustrated by W R Dakin.

1912

History of Inland Transport & Communication

History of Inland Transport & Communication in England by Edwin A Pratt, The first study to treat the various forms of transport as one entity. Published by Kegan Paul.

River Thames

Boulter's Lock at Maidenhead rebuilt and enlarged.

River Weaver

John Arthur Saner

He attended a conference of local authorities at Stoke-on-Trent to press for the extension of the Weaver to the Potteries.

1914

North Wilts Canal

Abandoned by an Act.

Plas Kynaston Canal

Closed.

River Thames

The Thames Highway by Fred S Thacker published.

Wilts and Berks Canal

Closed.

River Trent

Frank Rayner

He left the company for service in the First World War.

1915

Louth Navigation

Fallen into disuse by 1915.

1916

A Caravan Afloat

Publication of an early account of a canal holiday, with 24 illustrations, by C J Aubertin.

River Arun

The Rivers Rother & Arun. By P Bonthron. First published.

Basingstoke Canal

The Basingstoke Canal. By P Bonthron. First published.

Caledonian Canal

The Caledonian Canal. By P Bonthron. First published.

River Cam

The River Cam. By P Bonthron. First published.

Edinburgh and Glasgow Union Canal

The Edinburgh & Glasgow Union Canal. By P Bonthron. First published.

Forth & Clyde Canal

The Forth & Clyde Canal. By P Bonthron. First published.

Fossdyke Canal

The Fossdyke Canal. By P Bonthron. First published.

River Great Ouse

The Great Ouse. By P Bonthron. First published.

Kennet and Avon Canal

The Kennet & Avon Canal. By P Bonthron. First published.

River Lee

The Rivers Lea & Stort. By P Bonthron. First published.

Loughborough Navigation

Leicestershire Waterways. By P Bonthron. First published.

River Medway

The Medway. By P Bonthron. First published.

River Nene

The River Nene. By P Bonthron. First published.

Royal Military Canal

The Grand Military Canal. By P Bonthron. First published.

River Rother (Eastern)

The Rivers Rother & Arun. By P Bonthron. First published.

River Severn

The Upper Severn. By P Bonthron. First published.

River Stour (Kent)

The Great Stour. By P Bonthron. First published.

River Witham Navigation

The River Witham. By P Bonthron. First published.

River Wye

The River Wye. By P Bonthron. First published.

My Holidays on Inland Waterways

2000 Miles Cruising by Motor Boat & Pleasure Skiffon rivers and canals, P Bonthron - Published by Thomas Murby.

1918

Doctor's Canal

Was derelict by 1918.

Glan-Y-Wern Canal

Derelict.

Greasbrough (Park Gate) Canal

Use ceased around 1918.

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