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Rupert thanks for the answer to my question yesterday. I am interested in learning more on the beginning's of the canal system. the when`s why`s and who`s. Could you recommend any reading ? Thanks.

Asked by: Mr Vernon Whitehair  | 10.15am, Tuesday 22 January

WW says:

Charles Hadfield's books are the definitive histories of the individual canals, but are rather dry reading!

Rupert Smedley  | 10.39AM, Tuesday 22 January

Charles Hadfield also wrote a single book about the canals called 'British Canals'. It ,too, is a bit on the dry side but you may find 'The Inland Waterways of England' by LTC Rolt easier to digest.
Although both books were written in the 1950s, you should not have too much trouble finding them on Amazon, ebay or the IWA Bookshop.

Graham Booth  | 12.59PM, Thursday 24 January

If you can find a secondhand copy, the "Shell Book of the Inland Waterways" is quite an easy read.

Mark Langley  | 3.44PM, Thursday 24 January

Readers say:

Thank you for taking the time to answer, much appreciated. I Googled the subject and more interesting than i thought, looking forward to reading more.

Mr Vernon Whitehair  | 9.01AM, Friday 25 January

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