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Waterways Chronology from 1985 to 1994

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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.

1993

Chelmer & Blackwater Navigation

Barging into Chelmsford by John Marriage, Published by Ian Henry Publications Ltd - History, traffic and an update of the waterway.

River Cam

The Rivers Cam & Lower Great Ouse, Published by Imray Laurie Norie & Wilson -Large scale chart of the rivers in an A5 ring binder. Compiled together with the Great Ouse Boating Association.

Derby Canal

Waterways to Derby by Celia M Swainson, Published by Scarthin Books - Illustrated and well researched history of the Derby Canal.

Gloucester & Sharpness Ship Canal

The Gloucester & Sharpness Canal and Robert Mylne by Christopher Gotch, Published by Lantern Press - This book has been extensively researched but is definitely pro Mylne in its presentation and conculsions.

Glamorganshire Canal

The Taff Trail by Jeff Vinter, Published by Alan Sutton Publishing Ltd - A 55 mile cycling and walking trail along the line of the former Glamorganshire Canal and the Monmouthshire & Brecon Canal.

River Medway

The River Medway by Derek Bowskill, Published by Imray Laurie Norie & Wilson - Guide of the river from Gillingham to Tonbridge with 4 inch to the mile maps.

River Mersey

Mersey Flats and Flatmen by Michael Stammers, Published by Terrence Dalton Ltd - Informative work illustrated by photogrphs and drawings.

Monkland Canal

Monkland - The Canal That Made Money by Guthrie Hutton, Published by Richard Stenlake - A large number of photographs and a map are included.

River Nene

IWA National Festival at Peterborough.

Pocklington Canal

The Pocklington Canal (Revised edition) Published by Pocklington Canal Amenity Society - Guide with sketches and maps..

Stroudwater Canal

The Stroudwater and Severn canals in Old Photographs by Edwin Cuss & Stanley Gardiner , Published by Alan Sutton Publishing Ltd.

River Thames

The Victorian Thames by D G Wilson, Published by Alan Sutton Publishing Ltd.

1994

River Avon (Warwick)

Along the Avon by Josephine Jeremiah, Published by Alan Sutton Publishing Ltd - An illustrated history of the Warwickshire Avon.

BCN Main Line

A Gas Street Trail by Ray Shill, Published by Heartlands Press - Well researched and illustrated guide.

Bridgwater and Taunton Canal

By Waterway to Taunton by Tony Haskell , Published by Somerset Books A history of the Bridgewater and Taunton Canal and the River Tone Navigation.

Chesterfield Canal

The Walkers' and Boaters' Gude to the Chesterfield Canal and Cuckoo Way by Christine Richardson & John Lower, Published by Hallamshire Press.

Crinan Canal

The Crinan Canal - Puffers & Paddle Steamers by Guthrie Hutton, Published by Richard Stenlake - Historic photographs of the canal.

Grand Union Leicester Section

An Exploration of the Leicester Navigation by Brian C J Williams, Published by Leicester Navigation 200 Group - published to commemorate 200 years of the navigation.

River Lee

IWA National Festival at Waltham Abbey.

Manchester Ship Canal

A Hundred Years of the Manchester Ship Canal by Edward Gray, Published by Aurora Eterprises Ltd - The story of the building and history of the canal published to coincide with its centenary.

River Thames

Where Two Rivers Meet by Adam Stout, Published by Two Rivers Press - A history of the area where the Kennet joins the Thames.

Bridgwater and Taunton Canal

Reopened.

Manchester Ship Canal

Manchester Ship Canal Company, Preliminary Prospectus by Richard Dean, Published by M & M Baldwin - copy of the original prospectus, plus commentary by Richard Dean.

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