NARROWBOATS STORY


NARROWBOATS STORY

NICK CORBLE    Book Number: 82261    Product format: Hardback

With the coming of the Industrial Revolution came the reinvention of water transport and this guide gives a fascinating insight into the river life of our country. Through this history we learn about the way people lived and do live on narrowboats including how those move their boats through the tunnels by lying on their backs 'walking' the boat along the sides of the tunnel. This companion provides fantastic photos of old canal ways off the usual route with buildings and bridges from across the architectural ages whether Gothic, industrial or pastoral. However, this is not simply admiring the introduction of narrowboats but looking in depth at the culture surrounding them such as, a cadre of women who operated canal boats during the Second World War known as the 'Idle Women', much like the 'Land Girls'. Sail away on a lesser known form of transport. 127pp. Colour photos, 13cm x 19cm.
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ISBN 9780752464824
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