Bradshaw's Canals & Navigable Rivers of England & Wales
Bradshaw's Canal Guide
In the Victorian Era, the name Bradshaw became synonymous with reliable information on travelling the Nation's blossoming network of railways. Canals and Navigable Rivers, published in 1904, was the first guide to planning journeys on the inland waterways of England & Wales.
It explores the routes, operation and history of the network and gives commentary on the areas through which it passed.
Just as Bradshaw's Railway Guides provide a fascinating glimpse into rail travel of the period, much of which offer interesting comparisons of the routes today - the Canal Guide proves equally as informative to anyone exploring the modern day canal systems or in its own right as a background into the social and commercial history of England & Wales.
Written by Henry Rudolph de Salis, an Engineer & Director of the Fellows, Morton & Clayton Canal Carriers, this survey was the fruit of eleven years extensive research and offers a unique portrait of the Edwardian canal system.