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Tony Byfield is one of the last surviving London canal tractor drivers. In the 1950s, miniature diesel tractors were introduced to the towpath to replace horses, working short-distance barge traffic around London's waterways. Taken from interviews and oral history recordings, this book is an account of his life and times on the London canals and is a vivid account of a previously little-documented story.
Price £6.50 including second class postage in the UK, and packing.
Hardback. A little-told account of how the British Army, and civilian relief organisations, used canals in the First World War in France and Belgium. Drawing on previously unseen archive material and personal experiences, the book reveals an unfamiliar aspect of the First World War, the use and abuse of the many canals and waterways of Belgium and the vital role they played in the war.
Price £18.00 including second class postage in the UK, and packing.