The Caistor Canal, by Christopher Padley
Booklet published by the Society for Lincolnshire History and Archaeology, 60 pages. A5 size booklet (N6217)
From the rear side cover: In the late eighteenth century Caistor, like other Lincolnshire towns, needed a canal to link it to a wider world of trade and business. In due course a 4-mile stretch of canal was built eastwards from the Ancholme as far as Moortown, barely halfway to Caistor. For the next 80 years coal and other essential goods were brought in and local produce, especially corn, was taken to distant markets.
The line of Caistor Canal can still be traced today and several locks survive (mainly on private land). However, records of the canal's construction and operation are scanty and this account brings together all known sources and adds previously unpublished information.
The booklet is illustrated throughout with several black and white photographs (as well as 8 pages of colour photographs across the middle pages)
Condition of the booklet is generally excellent. The covers are clean and bright, the staple spine is intact and all pages are clean, intact, unblemished and tightly bound. There is a small price sticker on the rear side cover