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Waterways Chronology from 1974 to 1983

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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.

1978

Titford Canal (BCN)

IWA National Festival at Titford.

Bridgewater Canal

Bridgewater - The Canal Duke - 1736-1803 by Hugh Malet , Published by Manchester University Press.

Crinan Canal

The Crinan Canal by A D Cameron , Published by Published by the author.

River Great Ouse

The final lock at Castle Mills was completed and navigation to Bedford was restored.

Grand Union Leicester Section

Foxton, Locks and Barge Lift by P Gardner & F Foden, Published by Leicestershire County Council.

Middle Level Navigation

Fenland by Sir H Goodwin, Published by Cambridge University Press.

River Wye

The River Wye by Keith Kissak, Published by Terrence Dalton Ltd.

1979

Caldon Branch - Trent and Mersey Canal

The Caldon Canal and Tramroads by P Lead, Published by Oakwood Press.

Grand Union Main Line

Stoke Bruerne by K B Sherwood, Published by Nene College, Northampton - Impact of canal on village.

Herefordshire & Gloucestershire Canal

The Hereford & Gloucester Canal by D E Bick, Published by Pound House.

Mersey & Irwell Navigation

A Pictorial History of the Mersey and Irwell Navigations by J Corbridge, Published by E J Morten.

Stroudwater Canal

The Stroudwater Canal by Michael Handford, Published by Alan Sutton Publishing Ltd.

Trent and Mersey Canal

The Trent and Mersey Canal by Jean Lindsay, Published by David & Charles - Inland Waterways History series.

River Thames

The Upper Thames by J B L Anderson, Published by Eyre Methuen - Two chapters on cruising and navigation.

River Weaver

IWA Festival at Northwich.

1980

River Lee

IWA Nationl Festival in the Lea Valley.

Manchester Ship Canal

The Manchester Ship Canal and the rise of the Port of Manchester 1894-1975 by D A Farnie, Published by Manchester University Press.

Norfolk and Suffolk Broads

Portrait of Broadland by S A Manning , Published by Robert Hale.

Trent and Mersey Canal

Historic Waterways Scenes: The Trent & Mersey Canal by P Lead, Published by Moorland Publishing Co Ltd.

1981

Aire & Calder Main Line

IWA National Festival at Leeds.

Birmingham Canal Navigations

The Other Sixty Miles by Richard Chester-Browne, "A survey of the abandoned canals of Birmingham and the Black Country". First published.

1982

Titford Canal (BCN)

IWA National Festival at Titford.

River Ouse (Yorkshire)

Portrait of the Yorkshire Ouse by Ivor H Broadhead, Published by Hale.

1983

Leeds and Liverpool Canal

IWA National Festival at Wigan.

Sheffield & South Yorkshire Navigation

Modenisation of the waterway below Rotherham was completed.

Stratford upon Avon Canal

Save the Stratford Canal by Guy Johnson, Published by David & Charles - A history of the restoration.

Trent and Mersey Canal

Problems with the Anderton Lift mechanism caused the lift to close.

Thames and Severn Canal

The Thames and Severn Canal by Humphrey Household, Published by Alan Sutton Publishing Ltd - Enlarged and revised edition of the 1969 original.

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