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This evocative collection of archive photographs from The Francis Frith Collection depicts the rich life of Britain's canals and waterways from mid-Victorian times up to the 1960s, when many fell into disrepair and dereliction. Travel back in time through the pages of this book and revisit a world that was removed from the rush and bustle of modern life, with its unique architecture and varied commercial and pleasure craft. Read, too, about the daily lives of the families who earned their living on the water. This special collection will provide hours of enjoyable and informative reading about life and work on Britain's canals and waterways of the past.

  • Free optional inscription available!
  • 128 pages
  • ISBN 978-1-85937-291-3
  • Printed to order
  • Size 189 x 246 mm (approx. 7.5" x 9.5")
  • Part of our General Interest series of books.

Free Mounted Photo Print with this book!

A Frith photo print

These books include a voucher for a free Frith Photo Print. Turn to the back of your Frith book and find a voucher for a free mounted print of a Frith photo of your choice. Simply choose any photo from the book, return the completed voucher with a small payment for P&P. We will then print it in sepia and mount it for you in our Medium Standard mount.

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