English Canals Explained

Stan Yorke

The English canal network becomes increasingly popular and widely used each year. The main aim of this book is to explain how everything works - from locks and lifts, to tunnels and towpaths. Stan Yorke, a life-long narrow boat enthusiast, explains in an easy-to-understand manner the story of the canals. In this he is ably assisted by his son Trevo
Date Published :
December 2003
Publisher :
Countryside Books
Series :
England's Living History
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Binding : Paperback
ISBN : 9781853068256
Pages : 128
Stock Status : Out of stock. Available in 6-8 weeks


A brilliant history of English canals and what makes them work. The book is divided into three clear sections. The first describes the history of the canals, the second looks at their structures and features, and the third suggest special sites of interest around the country, which can be visited on foot or by boat.

Highly readable text by Stan Yorke, backed by diagrams and illustrations from Trevor Yorke.

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