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Waterways Chronology from 1987 to 1996

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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.

1995

River Arun

London to Portsmouth Waterway by P A L Vine, Published by Middleton Press - Limited but informative text with maps and 120 illustrations.

Hulme Lock Branch (Bridgewater Canal)

Now replaced by the new Pomona Lock opened on 26 May 1995.

Cromford Canal

Nottingham's Lost Canal by Bernard W Chell, Published by Happy Walking (John Merrill) - Informative history and route description of the Cromford Canal.

Grand Union Canal

At the Heart of the Waterways...Braunston...a Canal History by David Blagrove, Published by Bridgewater Canal Company - A history of the waterways and the local communities part in their story.

Middle Level Navigation

Branch Line to Upwell - including the Wisbech Canal by Vic Mitchell & Keith Smith, Published by Middleton Press.

Portsmouth & Arundel Canal

London to Portsmouth Waterway by P A L Vine, Published by Middleton Press - Limited but informative text with maps.

Petworth Canal

London's Lost Route to Midhurst by P A L Vine, Published by Alan Sutton Publishing Ltd - A history of the Rother Navigation, the Petworth Canal and their links to London via the Wey & Arun navigations.

Sheffield & South Yorkshire Navigation

The Complete Guide to the Sheffield and South Yorkshire Navigation by Christine Richardson & John Lower, Published by Hallamshire Press - guide with maps and colour photographs.

Shropshire Union Main Line

IWA National Festival at Chester.

River Thames

Electric Boats on the Thames, 1889 - 1914 by Edward Hawthorne, Published by Alan Sutton Publishing Ltd.

Wisbech Canal

Branch Line to Upwell - including the Wisbech Canal by Vic Mitchell & Keith Smith, Published by Middleton Press.

1996

Environment Agency

Established with a wide range of responsibilities including acting as the navigation authority for those rivers it inherited from the National Rivers Authority.

River Avon (Warwick)

Shakespeare's Avon: The History of a Navigation by Jamie Davies, Published by Oakwood Press.

Dudley Canal Line No 2

IWA National Festival at Windmill End.

River Cam

Along the Cam and the Great Ouse with Briscoe Snelson by Peter Snelson, Published by Cambridgeshire Libraries Publications 1996 Photographs taken between the 1930s and 50s.

Chesterfield Canal

Minutes of the Chesterfield Canal Company 1771-1780 by Christine Richardson, Published by Derbyshire Records Society.

River Don

The River Don by Mike Taylor, Published by Pictures of a Bygone Age - book containing about 60 postcards from the first part of the 20th century.

Grand Union Canal

The Grand Union Canal Walk by Clive Holmes, Published by Cicerone Press - A guide to the canal walk between London and Birmingham.

River Humber

Flying Sail - Humber Keels and Sloops by Michael E Ulyatt, Published by Mr Pye Books - Paperback giving a short history of the Humber sloop and keel.

Leeds and Liverpool Canal

Walks from the Leeds-Liverpool Canal by Mary Welsh, Published by Cicerone Press - Description of 34 walks.

Norfolk and Suffolk Broads

Norfolk Rivers and Harbours by Robert Simper, Published by Creekside Publishing - Covers the history of the Broads.

Rochdale Canal

At Sowerby Bridge Tuel Lane Lock opened, giving access to the Yorkshire end of the Canal.

River Thames

Old Father Thames & Sleeping Beauty by John Cook, Published by Petmac Publications - A 1992 trip on the Thames and newly reopened Kennet & Avon Canal.

River Trent

The River Trent by Brian Lund, Published by Pictures of a Bygone Age - containing about 60 postcards fromthe first part of the 20th century.

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