English Canals Explained, Paperback / softback Book

English Canals Explained Paperback / softback

Illustrated by Trevor Yorke

Part of the England's Living History S. series



The English canal network becomes increasingly popular and widely used each year.

The main aim of this book is to explain how everything works - from locks and lifts, to tunnels and towpaths.

Stan Yorke, a life-long narrow boat enthusiast, explains in an easy-to-understand manner the story of the canals.

In this he is ably assisted by his son Trevor's superb drawings and diagrams.

The book is divided into three clear sections. The first describes the history of the canals, the second looks at their structures and features, and the third suggests special sites of interest around the country, which can be visited by foot or by boat.


  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 128 pages, 134 illustrations
  • Publisher: Countryside Books
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: British & Irish history
  • ISBN: 9781853068256



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Also in the England's Living History S. series