WATERWAYS JOURNAL VOLUME 18
The latest issue of the Boat Museum Society’s annual in-depth waterways history publication features a couple of timely articles that pick up on current anniversaries. Firstly, the 200th anniversary of the Leeds & Liverpool is marked by a piece by that canal’s own historian, Mike Clarke, but concentrating on a different aspect of the waterway: the staff who built and maintained it, including some fascinating quotes from a 1939 BBC radio programme. Secondly, the centenary of the First World War is commemorated by a feature about the British floating ambulance flotillas on the canals of northern France. Articles on the rise of pleasure boating in the 1950s and one on commercial inland steam craft complete another interesting issue.
WaterwaysJournalVolume18, Boat Museum Society, boatmuseumsociety.org.uk, £7.99, ISSN 1466-3732