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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

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