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The Wilts & Berks Canal
by L J. (Jack) Dalby
Published 2000 by Oakwood Press.
A5 format.
124 quality gloss pages.
The only history book about the canal, although Jack preferred to call it "The Story of...".
New 10.95
post free in UK

Reg Wilkinson's
A Waterway to Wantage
by Doug Small
Published February 2015.
A5 format.
148 pages on quality gloss paper.
Articles and reports centred on Wantage,
Includes details of restoration progress.



New 11.95
post free in UK

Wilts & Berks Canal Through Time
by Doug Small
Published October 2012.
96 pages of colour and sepia pictures showing the changing canal as the restoration gathers momentum. Includes some never seen before old pictures.
New 14.99
post free in UK

The Wilts & Berks Canal
by Doug Small

First published in 1998 it contains a mixture of old and new pictures of the canal.
This is the 2009 reprint.
128 pages.

New 12.99
post free in UK

Wilts and Berks Canal Revisited
by Doug Small

Published March 2010. When the first book was published it was not thought possible to assemble another collection due to the lack of old pictures. In fact this volume contains more old pictures than the first collection.
128 pages.

New 12.99
post free in UK

Through the Kennet and Avon Canal by Motor Boat in 1928
by Cyril Herbert Smith
This edition published 1990.
77 pages.


post free in UK

Wantage and the Wilts & Berks Canal
by Major R V G Brown

An A4 ring bound booklet with clear plastic front and back.  In the 1970s Major Brown produced his thesis on the canal around Wantage.  This 1999 edition reproduces the original as closely as possible with maps and pictures.
55 pages. 

New 5.99
post free in UK

In Tow
by Reginald Blunt

An A4 ring bound booklet with clear plastic front and back.  An account of a cruise on the Kennet & Avon and Wilts & Berks canals in 1892.  Undertaken by Reginald Blunt and his brother in the horse drawn narrowboat "Ada".  This is a facsimile of the article in the "Pall Mall" magazine.

New 4.99
post free in UK

To order a book please send a cheque to
Doug Small,
8, Raymond Road,
Berks. SL6 6DF

(Cheques payable to D Small)

or you can either sign into your account and place an order
or email a request for a

PayPal account name dg.small@gentle-highway.org

Enquiries.    01 628 544666
email  dg.small@gentle-highway.org

Any profit from sales go towards funding further research into the old canals
and supporting the Latton Basin Restoration.