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Cruising on the Oxford Canal 1950s style!

A recent discovery on our bookshelf gives a fascinating insight into what using the canals must have been like some 60 years ago. Cruising on the Oxford Canal was one of a series of “inland cruising booklets” published by British Waterways in the late 1950s. The booklets were designed to serve both as a general guide for canal user etiquette, and a detailed navigational guide to the stretches of canal in question. In his foreword the General Manager of British Waterways, the impressively-titled Major-General Sir Reginald Kerr extends “a sincere welcome and my assurance that you will find good companions, the
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