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Mersey Flats and Flatmen by Michael Stammers,
This review is from: Mersey Flats and Flatmen (Hardcover)
Having discovered that one branch of my family were Canal Boatmen on the Leeds and Liverpool, Bridgewater and Rochdale Canals, this book has been of invaluable help in learning about their way of life, and the Canal Flats which were derived from the Mersey Sailing Flats.
My personal interest aside, the book is a fascinating record of how essential the Mersey Flats were during the industrial growth in the eighteenth, nineteenth and twentieth centuries period.
This book should be part of anyone's library who has an interest in sailing craft, canals, and local history of the North West.