Death on the Waterways
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Death on the Waterways

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Canals reached their zenith in the eighteenth century during the Industrial Revolution, before the arrival of the railways usurped their position, whereupon a number of them fell into disrepair and disuse. For many years forgotten, canals and waterways have enjoyed an enormous resurgence in popularity as the recent leisure industry has placed them once more at the forefront of a lively community. This fascinating book delves into the murkiest criminal cases to occur or be associated with the canals and waterways of Britain, including many high-profile murders, and considering other crimes such as pick-pocketing, robberies, drunkenness and assaults. Also looking at the use of canal crime in film and literature, this illustrated history offers a chilling glimpse into the criminal past.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 160 pages
  • 154 x 232 x 12mm | 281.23g
  • The History Press Ltd
  • Stroud, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 075245966X
  • 9780752459660
  • 1,548,181

About Allan Scott-Davies

Allan Scott-Davies has a passion for canals and ghost stories. His previous publications include "Shadows on the Water: The Haunted Canals and Waterways of Britain" and "Haunted Shropshire" for The History Press and "The Ghosts of Bury St Edmonds." Having trained in industrial archaeology, Allan lived on a narrow-boat and worked on the Midlands canals with British Waterways. A heritage consultant by day, he lives in Suffolk.show more

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