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    DescriptionBritain's industrial revolution depended on canals for the cheap movement of materials and goods - until the coming of the railways. Canal companies struggled to compete and went into a long decline, but much of the canal network is still with us today, and interest in the history and heritage of canals - and those who worked on them - is strong. That is why Sue Wilkes's well researched and highly readable handbook on the subject is so valuable. She concentrates on the people who lived and worked on the waterways - the canal boatmen, their families and their way of life - and those who depended on the canal trade for a living - the lock-keepers, toll collectors, and canal company clerks. She provides a thorough, practical guide to the sources - the archives, books, websites, societies - available for researchers if they are studying our inland waterways, or trying to find out about an ancestor who worked on the canals or was connected with them. Her book is essential reading for anyone interested in this aspect of the industrial past.


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    Title
    Tracing Your Canal Ancestors
    Subtitle
    A Guide for Family Historians
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Sue Wilkes
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 192
    Width: 156 mm
    Height: 232 mm
    Thickness: 18 mm
    Weight: 522 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781848842380
    ISBN 10: 1848842384
    Classifications

    B&T Book Type: NF
    Ingram Subject Code: RB
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.6
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC subject category V2: WQY
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    B&T Merchandise Category: REF
    B&T General Subject: 680
    B&T Modifier: Text Format: 40
    BIC subject category V2: WGGN
    B&T Approval Code: A18560000
    Abridged Dewey: 929
    LC classification: CS
    BISAC V2.8: REF013000
    DC23: 929.1072041
    Thema V1.0: WGG, WQY
    Publisher
    Pen & Sword Books Ltd
    Imprint name
    Pen & Sword Books Ltd
    Publication date
    19 February 2012
    Publication City/Country
    Barnsley