Here are a few books relevant to 'our' canals, that make interesting reading, though the Trust can only supply the Roger Glister book (see Book sales page). They are all available from Amazon.

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Forgotten Canals The Forgotten Canals of Yorkshire

Wakefield to Swinton via Barnsley

The Barnsley and Dearne & Dove Canals

by Roger Glister

published 2004 by Wharncliffe Books

ISBN-10: 1903425387

ISBN-13: 978 1903425381

price £9.99

This is largely a photographic record.

William Jessop


William Jessop, Engineer

by Charles Hadfield & Sir Alec Skempton

published 1979 by M&M Baldwin

ISBN-10: 0715376039

ISBN-13: 978 0715376034

This may be an expensive book to buy, as it appears to be out of print, but may be available in reference libraries.


Humber Keels


Humber Keels and Keelmen

by Fred Schofield

published 1988 by Terence Dalton

ISBN-10: 0 86138 059 2

ISBN-13: 978 0861380596


Britain's Lost Waterways


Britain's Lost Waterways

(Historic Waterways Scenes)

Volume 1 - Inland Navigations

by Michael E Ware

published 1979 by Moorland Publishing

ISBN-10: 0 903485 68 0

ISBN-13: 978 0903485685


Lost Canals & Waterways


Lost Canals & Waterways of Britain

by Ronald Russell

published 1982 by David & Charles

ISBN-10: 0 7153 8072 9

ISBN-13: 978 07153 80727



Lost Canals & Waterways


The Sheffield & South Yorkshire Navigation

(Images of England)

by Mike Taylor

published 2001 by Tempus Publishing

ISBN-10: 0 7524 2128 X

ISBN-13: 978 07524 21285

This has a chapter on the Dearne & Dove Canal from Swinton to Barnsley, and is mostly a photographic record.


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