The Big Ditch...

Manchester's Ship Canal

An abridged version of the History Press (formally Tempus Publishing) Book by Cyril J Wood in eBook and web format



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 Book 1 - 1960 to 1982

 Book 2 - 1983 to 1999

 Book 3 - 2000 to 2005

 Book 4 - 2006 to 2007

 Book 5 - 2008 to 2010

 Book 6 - 2010

 Book 7 - 2011

 Book 8 - 2012

 Book 9 - 2013 (On-going)

The History of Lymm Cruising Club (Up-dated)

The Duke's Cut - The Bridgewater Canal (Up-dated)

Shroppie - The Shropshire Union Canal System

The Manchester and Salford Junction Canal
Mersey Connections (In Preparation)
Wonders of the Waterways (New)
2011 Gardner Engine Rally Report

Foreign Forays - Canals of the World  (On-going)

Worsley Canal Heritage Walk

Castlefield Canal Heritage Walk
The Liverpool Docks Link

Canis Canalus

NB Total Eclipse (On-going)

Don't Call it a Barge

Shannon (New)
Canalscape Photography (On-going)
Lymm Cruising Club Website

Footnote and Acknowledgements

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Updated 17-07-2013