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Code: AM01
Harley Crossley was a professional artist for over forty years. Painting in oils using knives, the range of his work included landscapes, ships, cars, traction engines and canals. In the 1960s Harley and his wife spent a month on a narrow boat cruising the canals and this was the beginning of a life-long passion for the waterways of England. During his life he explored much of the canal system by narrow boat and in a camper van, always with his easel and paints, capturing the boats and scenes around him. Harley was a popular exhibitor at the many waterways festivals across the canal network, always exciting interest as he demonstrated his talent by painting on his stand. This book compiles, and pays homage to, some of the best canal art of Harley Crossley - See more at:

Code: AU06
The second volume of this book contains photos of 450 former working boats, with short notes on each. The first volume, published in 2013, covered 465 boats, so between them they have photos of 915 identified boats, plus several pages of photos of boats that the authors have not identified, almost all BCN day-boats. At the date of going to print, in mid May, the authors David Williams and Peter Silvester knew of 38 more boats, but they have not found them, so do not have photos of them and since then a few more have come to light. This search for historic boats has been a 12 year odyssey for David, and might be a never-ending project! A fascinating book which should appeal to all boaters interested in canal history, this second volume also contains a list of all the 915 boats in name order, showing the origin, and original name where appropriate – ideal for boat-spotters.

Code: AU08
John Liley has been writing about canals for longer than most of us can remember. His ever popular Journeys of the Swan was published in 1971. John’s new book looks at the canals in Britain, and to a lesser extent France and the near-Continent, since he first discovered the Ashton Canal in 1953. There’s a wide look at various aspects of the fight to retain and restore canals, and at the official attempts to thwart that, of John’s meetings with Robert Aickman, and BW officials in the 1960s, and of his experiences as editor of Motor Boat and Yachting (which had quite a lot of canal content during his time, before Waterways World hit the newsstands in 1972). He also looks at his time sailing, and the French canals, where he currently operates an hotel boat. John’s topical observations are interesting, and sometimes wry and provoking

Code: AC98
The book covers finding and buying a boat, the legalities of purchase, the different features and utilities, finding a mooring, boating health and safety, the cost of boating, boat maintenance, boating etiquette and many other frequently asked questions.

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Rose & Castles
Code: AU07
Jane Marshall of the canal oriented Day-Star Theatre will be well-known to many boaters and IWA members. She also runs courses on traditional narrow boat decoration, and this book is based on her 20+ years of experience. It starts with a brief review of the history of “Roses & Castles”, then the well known ‘masters’ of last century, such as Frank Jones, Frank Nurser, Ron Hough, etc. There are also chapters on modern-day painters who are perpetuating the tradition (including Tony Lewery, Dave Moore, and Alan Barnett and Roger Wickson - two of the few remaining knobstick painters – and a pictorial comparison of the various styles of painting. The second section of the book is a very comprehensive set of practical instructions for painting roses, castles, daisies, lettering and scumbling, with lots of diagrams etc.

Code: AU17
Mike Webb, who died in 2012, left a superb legacy – an amazing collection of photographs taken during the last years of significant commercial carrying on England’s canals. Most photos were taken in the 1960s, with some in the next ten years or so. Some of Mike’s photos were included in two booklets over 30 years ago, Shroppie Boats and Braunston’s Boats, but few have been published elsewhere. This new book brings together over 150 of Mike’s wonderfully evocative photos, many in colour – selected by Mike’s widow María, and narrow boat historian Pete Harrison, who also wrote the captions. The photos are presented in four sections:- Braunston area of the Grand Union Canal, the Shroppie, northern Trent & Mersey and western Bridgewater Canals (including Anderton Lift), and the BCN, under the name Brummagem Boats (a book of this name was planned, but never published). The book has been sponsored by Braunston Marina, and is being launched there on 25 November – many boaters from the 1960s are attending. The book is published by CanalBookShop, based at Audlem Mill by the Shropshire Union Canal. It is their fourteenth canal title. CanalBookShop has built a strong reputation for specialist canal books, with its portfolio based mainly on the historical aspects.

Code: IWA50

Fleece made in a breathable, pill resistant fabric with IWA logo embroidered on the left breast.

Size: Small to fit chest size 35-37ins

Code: IWA51

Fleece made in a breathable, pill resistant fabric with IWA logo embroidered on the left breast.

Size: Medium to fit chest size 38-40ins

Code: IWA52

Fleece made in a breathable, pill resistant fabric with IWA logo embroidered on the left breast.

Size: Large to fit chest size 41-43ins

Code: IWA53

Fleece made in a breathable, pill resistant fabric with IWA logo embroidered on the left breast.

Size:X-Large to fit chest size 44-46ins

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