Canal & River Working Boats & Barges – Bibliography

Canal and river craft in general:

McKnight, Hugh – Canal and River Craft in Pictures – David and Charles, Newton Abbot 1969

Paget-Tomlinson, Edward – Britain’s Canal and River Craft – Moorland Publishing 1979

Paget-Tomlinson, Edward – The Illustrated History of Canal and River Navigations – Sheffield Academic Press 1993

Paget-Tomlinson, Edward – Colours of the Cut – Landmark Press 2005

Smith, Peter L. – Canal Barges and Narrowboats – Shire Publications Ltd 1975

'Purton Hulk'

Narrow boats:

Chaplin, Tom – Narrow Boats – Whittet Books 1989

Faulkner, Alan H. – Barlows [1986] Claytons of Oldbury [1978] F.M.C. [1975] The George and the Mary [1973] Severn & Canal and Cadburys [1981] – a series of specialist booklets published by Robert Wilson, Rothwell Wilson,

Robert J. – Knobsticks – Robert Wilson, Rothwell 1984


Sailing Barges:

Carr, Frank – Sailing Barges – Peter Davies 1951

Clark, Roy – Black-Sailed Traders – Putnam 1961

Cooper, F. S. and John Chancellor – A Handbook of Sailing Barges – Adland Coles 1955

Green, Colin – Severn Traders – Black Dwarf 1999

Maister, Robert – Wherries and Waterways – Terence Dalton 1971

Schofield, Fred – Humber Keels and Keelmen – Terence Dalton 1998

Stammers, Michael – Mersey Flats and Flatmen – Terence Dalton 1993

Canal Bookshop –
THE website for new and used canal and waterway books, maps and DVDs. Or come and browse everything canals at Audlem Mill on the Shropshire Union Canal.

Leeds and Liverpool Canal boats:

Clarke, Mike – The Leeds and Liverpool Canal – Carnegie Press 1990


Tom-Puddings and Yorkshire barges:

Clarke, Mike – The Aire and Calder Navigation – Tempus [Images of England] 1999

Crabtree, Harold – Railway on the Water [edited by Mike Clarke] – The Sobriety Project 1993

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