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Waterways Chronology from 1983 to 1992

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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.

1984

Coventry Canal

IWA National Festival at Hawkesbury.

Exeter Ship Canal

The Exeter Canal by Kenneth R Clew, Published by Phillimore & Co.

Melton Mowbray Navigation

The Melton to Oakham Canal by David Tew, Published by Sycamore - Illustrated book issued as a limited edition of 1,000.

Oakham Canal

The Melton to Oakham Canal by David Tew, Published by Sycamore - Illustrated book issued as a limited edition of 1,000.

Oxford Canal

The Locks of the Oxford Canal, A Journey from Oxford to Coventry by J Craig, Published by Whittington Press - Each lock on the canal is illustrated by wood engravings and accompanying text. Issued as a limited edition of 350 copies.

1985

Birmingham & Warwick Junction Canal

The Warwick Canals by Alan H Faulkner , Published by Railway and Canal Historical Society - Canal history.

River Great Ouse

The Great Ouse by Wilson Stephenson, Published by Frederick Muller - Part of the Rivers of Britain series with illustrations by Gabriel White.

Grand Union Main Line

IWA National Festival at Milton Keynes.

Kennet and Avon Canal

The Kennet by Wilson Stephenson, Published by Frederick Muller - Part of the Rivers of Britain series.

River Severn

The Severn by Wilson Stephenson, Published by Frederick Muller - Part of the Rivers of Britain series.

River Thames

Royal River Highway. A History of the Passenger Boats and Services on the River Thames by F L Dix, Published by David & Charles.

Warwick & Birmingham Canal

The Warwick Canals by Alan H Faulkner, Published by Railway and Canal Historical Society - Canal history.

Grand Union Main Line

Lock, Stock & Barrel, written by Shirley Ginger, - The author's experiences of keeping a shop beside the top lock at Buckby in the early 1980s.

River Thames

The Thames by Wilson Stephenson, Published by Frederick Muller - Part of the Rivers of Britain series.

1986

Grand Union Main Line

IWA National Festival at Brentford.

Portsmouth & Arundel Canal

London's Lost Route to the Sea by P A L Vine, (4th edition) Published by David & Charles.

1987

Coventry Canal

IWA National Festival at Hawkesbury.

1988

Bridgewater Canal

IWA National Festival at Castlefield.

Trent and Mersey Canal

Thurlwood Lock No 53, Rode Heath, was from 1957 to 1988 the site of Thurlwood Steel Lock, built to overcome subsidence caused by salt workings.

1989

River Lee

IWA National Festival at Waltham Abbey.

Manchester, Bolton & Bury Canal

A Towpath Guide to the Manchester Bolton & Bury Canal by Steven Parker & Richard Chester-Browne, Published by Manchester, Bolton & Bury Canal Society - Guide with maps.

1990

Gloucester & Sharpness Ship Canal

IWA National Festival at Gloucester.

Kennet and Avon Canal

The 29 locks at Caen Hill, Devizes, were reopened by HM The Queen on 8th August 1990.

1991

Basingstoke Canal

Reopened for navigation.

Dudley Canal Line No 2

IWA National Festival at Windmill End.

River Nene

Along the Nene by H J K Jenkins, Published by Cambridgeshire Books.

Sankey Brook Navigation

The Sankey Canal by Colin Greenall & Peter G Keen, Published by Sankey Canal Restoration Society - "Towpath guide to England's first industrial waterway".

1992

Aire & Calder Navigation - Wakefield Section

IWA National Festival at Wakefield.

Caledonian Canal

Caledonian - Monster Canal by Guthrie Hutton, IPublished by Richard Stenlake - Pictures of the canal earlier this century with informative captions.

Chesterfield Canal

The Waterways Revolution by Christine Richardson, Published by Self Publishing Association - The history of the first ten years of the Chesterfield Canal.

Leeds and Liverpool Canal

Around and About The Leeds & Liverpool Canal by Mike Clarke, Published by Milepost Research -Comprehensive tourist guide. Illustrated with coloured maps, line drawings and photographs.

Stourbridge Canal

Towpath Guide No 3: The Stourbridge Canal by J Ian Langford, Published by Lapal Publications - This guide and brief history covers the canal from Stourton Junction to Black Delph Junction.

River Stour (Suffolk)

The Valley of the Stour From Weston Green to Harwich by N G Rogers, Published by Ian Henry Publications Ltd - An illustrated history and topography of this valley. Two chapters cover the Sour navigation including the work of the River Stour Trust.

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