Tugs, Barges and Me - Manchester Ship Canal and Bridgewater Canal memories, by Jake Abram
Booklet published by Neil Richardson in 1996, 54 pages. A4 size booklet (N4082P1)
The author's dad worked as a skipper on one of the three-man tugs that plied their trade along the Manchester Ship Canal. Born in 1925, Jake Abram always wanted to work alongside his father, and at the age of 15 he got his first job on the canal - as a cabin boy on his dads Tug
In this booklet he provides a fascinating account of his experiences working on the canals, boats and docks in the 1940's, and sections include: A day with the 'Preston', Working on the Tug, on the Bridgewater Barges, Working on the Barges, Floating cranes and sand hoppers, and working on the docks
The booklet is illustrated throughout with several black and white photographs.
Condition of the booklet is excellent. The cover is clean and bright, the staple spine is tight and intact and all pages are clean, intact, unblemished and tightly bound. Has an old price printed on the front cover and small price sticker on the rear side