“Learners we can all be proud of.”

The Erewash Canal in context
by Mark C Baker

Published April, 2023

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Packed with original photographs, "The Erewash Canal in context" sets out to show how this small canal fitted in to the national network, with particular reference to those waterways to which it was directly connected. There is significant coverage of the Cromford, Nottingham, Nutbrook, Derby and Trent & Mersey canals and the River Trent, including current restoration projects. The River Soar, Leicester Line of the Grand Union Canal and the Bridgewater Canal all get honourable mentions, too.

In addition, the book also deals with some general points of interest concerning canals, such as how tolls were charged and tunnels dug, the impact of mining subsidence, horses and horsepower, the counterbalance principle and how it applies to boat lifts and the role played by James Brindley in the development of the canal network. The stunning Bennerley Viaduct, part of the transport infrastructure of the Erewash Valley and now open to the public, gets its own appendix. This book will appeal to canal enthusiasts and boaters alike, as well as making a sumptuous souvenir for anyone visiting this area.

156 full colour pages, over 350 photographs.
Soft cover ISBN: 979-8390715130   
Hard cover ISBN: 979-8390713365
ASIN (Kindle): B0C4ZR3ZHG

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