Book reviews — September 1971
London Canals: a reprint in booklet form of articles from the Daily Telegraph, June 1925
Available from the Waterways Museum, Stoke Bruerne, Northants. Price 17½p including postage.
These articles are for the general reader and as such lack text-book precision. The occasional references to trials with tractor tugs, cable haulage in Islington Tunnel, Dickinson's daily boat from Apsley to Paddington together with tonnage figures and mention of cargoes, give an impression that in 1925 the canals still performed a needed function in London's commercial life. T.T.
Waterways Heritage a history of Inland Navigation in Britain. Peter Smith, 1971
Available from the Waterways Museum, Stoke Bruerne, or the Secretary, (Publications), Luton Museum and Art Gallery, Wardown Park, Luton LU2 7HA. Price 75p or 95p by post.
The museum staff co-operated in compiling the information for this book, which presents the story of the waterways in simple, easily readable terms.
Nicholson's Guides to the Waterways, Vol. 1: South-East
Summer 1971. Price 75p- Protective plastic pouch, 18p.
The first of British Waterways Board's new series of Waterways Guides.
© GLIAS, 1971