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  1. Scottish guide book(s)

    We sell both of these books at http://www.canalbookshop.co.uk/scotland.html Peter Canal Book Shop
  2. New Book On Towpath Tractor Driver

    Thanks Tim It worked, and I have replied! Peter
  3. New Book On Towpath Tractor Driver

    Hello Tim Can you please advise if we can buy this book on a trade basis for sale in our shop at Audlem Mill on the Shroppie, and our website www.canalbookshop.co.uk Thanks Peter Silvester
  4. Audlem Gathering of Historic Boats 2017

    Just four weeks to go to the Gathering at Audlem on the Shroppie on 29/30 July. We have 30 boats booked in, but can still accept entries from historic ex-working boats. Just email info@audlemmill.co.uk
  5. Bad news, good news on the painting front.

    That would have been Roger Wickson, and he does still paint the occasional item. We sometimes have his excellent Polesworth style work for sale at Audlem Mill. And we published the book that Dave Moore kindly mentioned - Jane Marshall's "Roses & Castles", which is full of photos of historic cans etc. Surprisingly, none was painted in China!
  6. Audlem Gathering of Historic Boats 2017

    Yes it does, in that the whole Gathering is along the towpath, with gentle slopes and no steps. And car parking is in a flattish field right by the canal - there's no parking actually at the event, but the field parking is only 100 yards from the nearest part of the event. Bring your BW toilet key, as there's a sanitary station at Audlem Wharf, next to the Shroppie Fly pub (with level access). Peter Sorry we won't see you, but hopefully at some time in the future. Peter.
  7. Audlem Gathering of Historic Boats 2017

    Well, I did attach it, but it hasn't appeared! I'll email you the form, Alan, and anyone else can email info@audlemmill.co.uk, and we'll email it. Peter
  8. This two day event is on 29/30 July, and takes place in the bottom three pounds of the Audlem flight of 15 locks on the Shropshire Union Canal. Entry is free to spectators, and there is also no charge for historic boats to take part. However, numbers are limited, so it's worth contacting us as soon as you can to secure a place. Entry is open to any ex-working narrow boat built up to 1960. Further details and booking form are attached. Please email info@audlemmill.co.uk
  9. R.I.P. Steve Miles

    Yes, and he wrote some under his own name, and also published others, such as boating biography A Horse, A Boat, and You
  10. R.I.P. Steve Miles

    Very sad news. We saw Steve for much of a couple of days only three months ago, when he was in Audlem for the Gathering of Historic Boats - with his 5 litre old American car. That was his other passion, and he probably had written more books on American cars than he had canal novels. Of course, he wrote novels on other subjects too - quite a prolific author. We have lost another character of the waterways.
  11. Audlem Gathering of Historic Boats 2016

    Yes, it is
  12. Audlem Gathering of Historic Boats 2016

    Probably - I thought that I had posted it, but it obviously didn't work. Email info@audlemmill.co.uk and I'll reply with the information Yes, they are on the list (booked in by David Williams), as are 22 other boats (pretty good, considering there's five months to go).
  13. This year's gathering at Audlem on the Shroppie is on Saturday and Sunday 30/31 July. On the Sunday, there's also the Festival of Transport, with about 300 vintage and classic vehicles. There are still places available for historic ex-working boats, though the list is filling up steadily. Please email info@audlemmill.co.uk to reserve a space in this very popular event, which has a maximum of about 40 boats. The attachment provides more information, and a booking form. There's always room for visiting boats, though places cannot be reserved. Please moor between locks 11-12, or below lock 15.
  14. It is on the shelves at Audlem Mill, and on mail order at www.canalbookshop.co.uk
  15. AUDLEM GATHERING - July 2015

    This year's Gathering of Historic Boats at Audlem on the Shroppie is on 25/26 July, but all 41 spaces in the bottom three lock pounds have already been booked. Several more boats are coming, and they will moor below the locks. If you would like to bring your historic working boat, you will be very welcome, but you will also have to moor below the locks - although you will go on to the reserves list in case of cancellations. Find out more about the event at http://www.audlemmill.co.uk/gathering.html, where you can link to a list of boats already booked in. For bookings or more information, please email events@audlemmill.co.uk