Urban Waterways: A window on to the waterways of England's towns and cities

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Before roads and rail, the industrial hubs of Great Britain were linked to the ports by a network of manmade waterways. These canals fell into disuse in the early part of the twentieth century, but in the last fifty years they have undergone a complete revival. Opened up, developed and transformed, the urban waterways have become attractive leisure destinations, and waterside properties rank high on estate agents' 'most sought-after' lists. For newcomers to a city, walking its waterways will unlock famous highlights as well as hidden delights. And that is just what this book does too.

With the lavish colour photography for which he is renowned, Britain's 'biographer photographer' Derek Pratt explores all the major cities and towns linked by waterways, bringing to life the canals and their environs with images that are stunning and beautiful. Through interesting, informative and typically quirky text, Derek also reveals lots of fascinating things most people don't know about these industrial landscapes, whilst also revealing the commercial history of the waterways, their subsequent decline and recent revitalisation.

Towns and cities covered include: London, Oxford, Bristol, Liverpool, Manchester, Sheffield, Stoke on Trent and the Potteries, Leeds, Gloucester, Reading, Birmingham and the Black Country, Rugby, Worcester, Coventry, Leicester, Nottingham and Bath.

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Derek Pratt is a professional photographer and specialist writer on inland waterways. His photo library contains a large collection of stunning photos taken over a period of 45 years, and he is the author of several books and articles on the subject, including the bestselling Waterways Past and Present, The Thames and London's Waterways, all published by Adlard Coles Nautical.

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As informative as it is entertaining, the book provides a fascinating insight into the canal network and its history with cameos of the huge variety of life along England's urban waterways. * Towpath Talk * If you are interested in the history of the English canals, or in exploring the country's 2000 miles of waterwats, you will find this coffee-table type book fascinating. * Sailing * our urban waterways really have come a long way since the dark days of the 1960s. This book helps celebrate the positive changes that have taken place. * Waterways World * With fascinating text and quirky captions, this unique book informs and entertains in equal measure * Soundings * Canal enthusiasts will find this an enticing book while others will find it a source of ideas for new places to visit. * Canoeist *

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