New book at Mill Shop

Home » Latest News » New book at Mill Shop
Default

Canal Book Shop, based at Audlem Mill, has just published its second book.

"Historic Working Narrow Boats Today" contains over 590 colour photographs of 465 working boats as they are today. The book features more than half of the 830 boats known still to exist, and they range in age from about 50 to 175 years.

There are brief historical notes on every boat. Almost all the superb photographs were taken by David Williams, one of the volunteers at Audlem Locks for about three years. He took the photos all over the country over the last few years.

The text is by Peter Silvester of Audlem Mill, who has been canal boating for nearly fifty years, starting in the mid 1960s when commercial carrying by narrow boat was still fairly common.

The book is A4 portrait size, and contains 110 pages, including a comprehensive index of boat names.

Canal Book Shop's first book "A Sketch of Time" is still available at Audlem Mill. It features coloured pen and ink sketches by Audlem artist Sheila M Webster of all the historic narrow boats that attended the gathering of boats at the Audlem Festival of Transport last July.

popular recent storiesAlso in the news

west mercia police logo
Mon 14 Sep 6:09am  |  hits: 1,559

This is taken from West Mercia Police website here.Police are appealing for information after a woman was attacked in a Shropshire village.The incident happened in a park area in Audlem Road in Woore in the early hours...

Motty 2
Tue 15 Sep 6:07am  |  hits: 1,277

A concerned AudlemOnline reader writes:-"On Friday, I had to give way to a woman in a dark blue BMW on Cheshire Street who barged her way along, even though I had the right of way. When she drew level with me, she was using her ephone and had it clamped to her ear -- clearly an important call."Then, on Saturday at just gone 12:30, lo and behold, the same woman and BMW parked on...

ann 1
Thu 17 Sep 6:09am  |  hits: 1,028

Retirement of Ann Bowles from Audlem Charity ShopHaving worked in the shop for 22 years, 19 of those as Chair, Ann has decided it's time to retire.She has worked tirelessly to raise thousands of pounds for our local charities, supported by very enthusiastic volunteers.She has helped to raise the profile of the shop, making it now, a respected and very well supported part of the...