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Voices From the Waterways


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Voices From the Waterways

“Voices From the Waterways” is a collection of stories from watermen who lived and worked on various types of boats on the inland waterways. The book includes first-hand accounts and photographs, many of which were provided by the boatmen themselves.

The stories in this book feature individuals such as Jack Gill, who started working on his father’s horse-drawn barge on the Irish canals, Billy, a Norfolk wherryman who enjoyed trading, and Robert Crouch, who worked as a waterman transferring sugar from port to the refinery before becoming Bargemaster to Her Majesty the Queen. The contributors reminisce about a time when the waterways were bustling with commercial traffic and intense competition among watermen. They also share their knowledge of traditional crafts, including rope work for fender making, canal boat art, and coracle making.

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Jean Stone



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