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Barging round Britain : exploring the history of our nation's canals and waterways

Author: John Sergeant; David Bartley
Publisher: [London] : Michael Joseph, 2015. ©2015
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Barging around Britain is a beautifully-illustrated guide to a unique and fascinating part of our history: the canal network. You can explore the people and places that have forged this national treasure, from the birth of the Industrial Revolution to the 2012 Olympics. Fully-illustrated with maps and photographs, the book will trace barge routes across the UK, from the gentle downs of Somerset to the dramatic  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John Sergeant; David Bartley
ISBN: 9780718180638 0718180631
OCLC Number: 905951455
Notes: "Accompanying the major new TV series"--Cover.
Description: 327 pages : illustrations (chiefly colour), colour maps, portraits ; 26 cm
Contents: The Trent and Mersey Canal --
The Birmingham Canal navigations --
The Aire and Calder navigation --
The Leeds and Liverpool Canal --
The Grand Union Canal --
The Llangollen Canal --
The Caledonian Canal --
The Kennet and Avon Canal --
The evolving canal.
Other Titles: Barging Round Britain with John Sergeant (Television program)
Responsibility: John Sergeant and David Bartley.

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Helps you explore the people and places that have forged this national treasure, from the birth of the Industrial Revolution to the leisure explosion on waterways. This book features canal routes  Read more...

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