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Waterways Chronology from 1968 to 1977

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1968

Kennet and Avon Canal

The Kennet and Avon Canal - written by Kenneth R Clew , Published by David & Charles - An illustrated History.

Leeds and Liverpool Canal

IWA National Rally at Liverpool.

Monmouthshire & Brecon Canal

Restoration work started with work on Brynich Lock, near Brecon.

Middle Level Navigation

The Draining of the Fens by H C Darby , Published by Cambridge University Press.

Oakham Canal

The Oakham Canal by David Tew, Published by Brewhouse Press - Limited edition of 450 with 19 coloured plates and 25 illustrations by Graham Rigby.

River Trent

Portrait of the River Trent by P Lord, Published by Robert Hale.

1969

Birmingham Canal Navigations

IWA National Rally at Birmingham.

Manchester, Bolton & Bury Canal

The Manchester, Bolton and Bury Navigation by H M Tomlinson , Published by Lancashire and Cheshire Antiquarian Society.

Middle Level Navigation

Fenland River by Rodney Tibbs, Published by Terrence Dalton Ltd - The Story of the Great Ouse and its Tributaries.

Thames and Severn Canal

The Thames and Severn Canal by Humphrey Household, Published by David & Charles.

1970

Birmingham Canal Navigations

Birmingham Canal Navigations - A Report on the 'Remainder' Waterways Published by British Waterways Board.

Monmouthshire & Brecon Canal

Official reopening of the canal from Pontypool to Brecon on 16 October.

River Severn

The Severn and its Bore by F R Rowbotham, Published by David & Charles.

Somerset Coal Canal

The Somersetshire Coal Canal & Railways by Kenneth R Clew, Published by David & Charles.

River Thames

Holiday Cruising on the Thames by E & P W Ball, Published by David & Charles

River Wey

IWA National Rally at Guildford.

1971

River Colne

Down Tops'l - The story of East Coast Sailing Barges by H Benham, (2nd edition) Published by George G Harrap & Co. - This illustrated work includes river and creek navigation on the Crouch, Colne and Roach.

Dorset & Somerset Canal

The Dorset and Somerset Canal by Kenneth R Clew , Published by David & Charles.

Market Weighton Canal

Right of navigation through the Humber entrance lock was abandoned under section 112 of the Transport Act 1968.

River Nene

IWA National Rally at Northampton.

Trent and Mersey Canal

The Rise of the Staffordshire Potteries by J Thomas, Published by Adams & Dent.

Wilts and Berks Canal

The Wilts & Berks Canal by L J Dalby, Published by Oakwood Press - History of the canal.

Grand Western Canal

Ownership of the canal was transferred from British Waterways to Devon County Council.

1972

Waterways World

First issue of this monthly waterways magazine.

River Avon (Warwick)

The Upper Avon Navigation Act passed.

Dudley Canal Line No 1

In January Dudley Borough Council agree to contribute half the cost of restoring the canal and in September it was offically reopened.

Bridgewater Canal

IWA National Rally at Lymm.

Bude Canal

The Bude Canal by Helen Harris & M Ellis , 192 pages, Published by David & Charles.

Calder and Hebble Navigation

Yorkshire's River of Industry by J Ogden , Published by Terrence Dalton Ltd. The River Calder.

Caledonian Canal

The Caledonian Canal by A D Cameron , Published by Terrence Dalton Ltd.

Grand Junction Canal

The Grand Junction Canal by Alan H Faulkner, Published by David & Charles.

Grand Union Leicester Section

The Leicester Line by Phillip A Stevens, Published by David & Charles - A History of the Old Union and Grand Union Canals.

River Idle

Navigation rights were ended by the Trent River Authority (General Powers) Act 1972.

Leeds and Liverpool Canal

Leeds and Liverpool Canal Craft by G Wheat, Published by Northern Counties Carriers.

Monmouthshire & Brecon Canal

Cruising along the Mon. & Brecon by J Eyles, Published by Starling Press.

Middle Level Navigation

Fenland Barge Traffic by J K Wilson & Alan H Faulkner, Published by Robert Wilson - Based on a thesis by J K Wilson.

Norfolk and Suffolk Broads

Black Sailed Traders by R Clark, Published by David & Charles.

Royal Military Canal

The Royal Military Canal by P A L Vine, Published by David & Charles.

Upper Avon

The Upper Avon Navigation Act passed making the Upper Avon Navigation Trust Ltd the navigation authority for the river.

Norfolk and Suffolk Broads

Holiday Cruising on the Broads & Fens by L A Edwards, Published by David & Charles.

1973

River Arun

London's Lost Route to the Sea by P A L Vine, (3rd edition ) Published by David & Charles - Inland Waterways History series

Birmingham Canal Navigations

The Birmingham Canal Navigations by R May, Published by C R Smith A pictorial record of the BCN.

Droitwich Canal

Since 1973 the Droitwich Canal Trust Ltd. have been trying to restore the canal which they now own.

River Great Ouse

The Great Ouse:The History of a River Navigation by Dorothy Summers, Published by David & Charles - Inland Waterways History series.

Old West River (Great Ouse)

IWA National Rally at Ely.

Grand Western Canal

The Grand Western Canal by Helen Harris, Published by David & Charles - Inland Waterways History series.

Mersey & Irwell Navigation

The Dark River by Cyril Bracegirdle, Published by Sherratt & Hughes - About the river Irwell in and around Manchester, and the tales and characters associated with it over the years.

River Mersey

Mersey & Weaver Flats by Edward W Paget-Tomlinson, Published by Wilson - The Sailing River and Canal Flats of NW England.

River Thames

The Thameside Book by Mary Atkinson, Published by Osprey.

Wey and Arun Junction Canal

London's Lost Route to the Sea by P A L Vine, Published by David & Charles - Inland Waterways History series.

River Weaver

Mersey & Weaver Flats by Edward W Paget-Tomlinson, Published by Wilson - The Sailing River and Canal Flats of NW England.

River Wey

London's Lost Route to the Sea by P A L Vine, Published by David & Charles - Inland Waterways History series.

1974

Ashton, Peak Forest and Macclesfield Canals

Ashton and Lower Peak Forrest Canals fully restored.

Dudley Canal Line No 1

Dudley Canal Tunnel - A Guide Commemorating the Restoration of the Tunnel and the Official Reopening by D A Gittings, Published by Dudley Canal Trust.

Birmingham Canal Navigations

The Birmingham Canal Navigations, Vol. 1 1768 - 1846 by S R Broadbridge, Published by David & Charles.

Caldon Branch - Trent and Mersey Canal

Fully reoppened for navigation.

River Derwent

Yorkshire's River Derwent by J Ogden, Published by Terrence Dalton Ltd.

Glamorganshire Canal

Canals of Welsh Valleys & Their Tramroads by David D Gladwin & J M White, Published by Oakwood Press .

Monmouthshire & Brecon Canal

Breknock & Abergavenny and Monmouthshire Canals by R Alan Stevens, Published by Goose & Son - Towpath Guide No 2.

Monmouthshire Canal

Breknock & Abergavenny and Monmouthshire Canals by R Alan Stevens, Published by Goose & Son - Towpath Guide No 2. 30 pages of route maps, 14 pages of plates.

Neath and Tennant Canals

Canals of Welsh Valleys & Their Tramroads by David D Gladwin & J M White, Published by Oakwood Press.

Trent and Mersey Canal

Knobsticks by Robert J Wilson, Published by Robert Wilson - Canal carrying on the Trent & Mersey.

River Thames

Victorians on the Thames by Reginald R Bolland, published.

River Trent

IWA National Rally at Nottingham.

Upper Avon

Official reopening of navigation on 1 June.

Monmouthshire & Brecon Canal

Canals of Welsh Valleys & Their Tramroads by David D Gladwin & J M White, Published by Oakwood Press.

1975

Ellesmere Canal

The Ellesmere and Llangollen Canal. An Historical Background by E A Wilson , Published by Phillimore & Co.

River Humber

A Life on the Humber by Harry Fletcher, Published by Faber & Faber Ltd.

River Ouse (Yorkshire)

IWA National Festival at York. The first year that the event was called a festival rather than a rally.

Staffordshire & Worcestershire Canal

Staffordshire & Worcestershire Canal by J Ian Langford, Published by Goose & Son.

Thames and Severn Canal

The Thames & Severn Canal by D J Viner, Published by Hendon Publishing Co.

1976

Grand Union Leicester Section

Leicestershire Canals by J Anderson , Published by A B Printers.

Middle Level Navigation

The Fenland by A K Parker & D Pye, Published by David & Charles.

River Nene

IWA National Festival at Peterborough.

Oxford Canal

The Oxford Canal by Hugh J Compton, Published by David & Charles.

Stroudwater Canal

The Stroudwater Canal. Vol 1 by Michael Handford, Published by Moonraker Press.

1977

Fossdyke Canal

The Waterways of Lincoln and Boston by Christine Richardson & John Lower, Published by Hallamshire Press - A guide to the Witham, Fossdyke and the connecting waterways.

Grand Union Regents Canal

Discovering London's Canals by Derek Pratt , Published by Shire Publications Ltd.

Leeds and Liverpool Canal

The Leeds & Liverpool Canal by D C Lyons, Published by Hendon Publishing Co.

Trent and Mersey Canal

Shardlow - 18th Century Port by D Cullimore, published.

River Thames

A View of the Thames by Norman Shrapnell, Published by Collins - A travel and documentary view of the Thames.

River Thames

IWA National Festival at Reading.

River Thames

Practical Boat Handling on the Thames by C L Colbourne, Published by David & Charles.

River Thames

The Making of the Middle Thames by D G Wilson, Published by Spurbooks.

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