Waterways into Castlefield, by John C. Fletcher
Booklet published by Neil Richardson in 1989, 20 pages. A4 size booklet (N4076P1)
This booklet provides a short account of the canals and navigatable rivers in and around Castlefield, an area in the centre of Manchester that was a key transport centre during the industrial history of the city. Sections include:
- Before navigation
- River navigation to Manchester
- The coming of the Bridgewater Canal
- Canal mania
- River and Railway
- Connecting the systems
- Bridges and ships?
- The Manchester Ship Canal
- To Nationalisation
- And so to restoration
The booklet is illustrated throughout with several black and white photographs and maps.
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