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The Amateur Boatwomen


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The Amateur Boatwomen

This book was written by Eily Gayford, a female worker who operated cargo-carrying narrowboats on the canals of the Midlands during World War II. It gives a vivid account of what it was like to work on the canals and train others to do the same.

This recent edition includes the original text and illustrations. It is an excellent portrayal of the lives of the working boat people, including the author’s encounters with various individuals and their sayings and customs.

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Eily Gayford

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