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Book reviews — April 2004

‘Canal Boatmen’s Missions’, by Wendy Freer and Gill Foster
£12.50. ISBN 090146153-9. 72 pages (pbk) Published by the Railway and Canal Historical Society. Available from Neville Birch, 4 Broadway, Lincoln LN2 1SH. Web: www.bodley.ox.ac.uk/external/rchs/index.html
A look at the evolution of boatmen’s missions, chapels and institutes, their activities and influence from the 1820s to the second half of the 20th century.

‘Merthyr Tydfil Tramroads and Their Locomotives’, by Gordon Rattenbury and MJT Lewis
£14.50. ISBN 090146152-0. 88 pages (pbk). Published by the Railway and Canal Historical Society. Available from Neville Birch, 4 Broadway, Lincoln LN2 1SH. Web: www.bodley.ox.ac.uk/external/rchs/index.html
Published to mark the 200th anniversary of the run of Richard Trevithick’s locomotive at Penydarren, this book describes the history of the Merthyr Tramroad, other tramroads in the district and the locomotives that ran on them. Michael Lewis’s contribution is an extensive revision of his 1975 Steam on the Penydarren, while the late Gordon Rattenbury’s history is previously unpublished.


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