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Waterways Chronology from 1912 to 1921

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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.

1919

River Trent

Frank Rayner

He returned from millitary service to face the problem of the end (on 31 August 1920) of the Government war subsidy and no powers to raise tolls.

1920

River Mersey

Bridgewater Lock, Runcorn (Junction with Manchester Ship Canal) closed.

River Thames

The Thames Highway: A History of the Locks and Weirs by Fred S Thacker, Published by the author - The second volume of this History of the Thames.

1921

Canals, Cruises, and Contentment

By A Neal, an illustrated book describing two round trips, one to Llangollen and one to Oxford, from the authors home next to the Derby Canal. Published by Heath Cranton.

Newcastle-under-Lyme Canal

Part closed.

Shropshire Union - Llangollen Canal

Canals, Cruises, and Contentment by A Neal, Published by Heath Cranton - Illustrated book describing two round trips, one to Llangollen and one to Oxford, from the authors home next to the Derby Canal.

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