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Welcome to the Waterways of the United Kingdom WikiProject
...on Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia that anyone can edit.
Goals
Improve Wikipedia's coverage of canals, navigable rivers in the UK.
Scope
The project covers all articles about canals, navigable rivers and related features (locks, reservoirs, bridges, aqueducts, boats, people, etc.) located in the United Kingdom.
To add coordinates and microformats as appropriate

Participants[edit]

You don't need to be British to help with this WikiProject. We welcome all registered editors good with layout and prose, and non-British editors who can point out when we've wrongly assumed we don't need to explain or define something for the reader, or failed to properly establish the context of an article.

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User Location Interests and specialist knowledge Any daughter WikiProjects
EdJogg* (talk) Guildford Founding member and Wikignome.
Interested in canal restoration in general, and local (southern) canals in particular: Wey & Arun, Basingstoke, Kennet & Avon, Wilts & Berks, Grand Union, Slough Arm, etc.
Grunners* (talk) London Interested in canals primarily, but the navigable inland waterway network as a whole. Have made many contributions to Canals of Great Britain and articles linked to from there.
Parrot of Doom* (talk) Manchester In addition to the Greater Manchester Wikiproject, I'm interested in waterways.
hmallett* (talk) Powys Montgomery Canal, Llangollen Canal, Ellesmere Canal
Bob1960evens* (talk) Worksop Interested in canals of Wales and River Don Navigation particularly, UK canals generally, and mapping
chris55* (talk) Thames, Berkshire All navigable waterways including canals
Spoonfrog* (talk) South West England Interested in aqueducts and abandoned canals
Robert EA Harvey* (talk) Lincolnshire Been tidying up a lot of things on the Lincolnshire Project and that includes several venerable navigation projects.
I also have a deep interest in fen drainage, without it I would be underwater.
Been interested in Transportation since a boy, and local history.
David* (talk) Shropshire Shropshire and the Loughborough area
User:Shantavira* (talk) Birmingham Birmingham area, and benchmarking


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Miscellaneous Improvements needed[edit]

  • "GWR took over K&A", and "GWR owned 213 miles of canal". (Entire coverage in article!)
  • doesn't properly mention canals, despite them closing many of them! (Doesn't actually cover railways that well, either!!!)
  • an unreference article, but I have put a hint of what happened to the canals in it and it is linked to British Waterways Board.
  • Charles Hadfield - needs Bibliography
  • Trent and Mersey Canal]] - copy edit; remove bulletted lists
  • Manchester Dock - Badly needs expanding, especially bearing in mind it has recently been unearthed.
  • Westport Canal little sub about a Somerset canal but I'm having problems finding any info about it.
  • Fens Waterways Link Overall map a bit like the one here (not diagram) showing route options.
  • Hugh Henshall - newly created, any help would be appreciated.
  • Louth Navigation - needs more detail
  • Humber - has hardly anything about shipping, or inland commercial working
  • Illustrations - most pictures seem to come from Geograph, which is good, but there is a contemporary bias. Historic illustrations add depth & interest.

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See Wikipedia:WikiProject Geographical coordinates/Linear for advice

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The following may be useful; the indented lines are included here for ease of cut & pasting. Add a "pages=" attribute, if appropriate:

  • Allsop, Niall (1987). The Kennet & Avon Canal. Bath: Millstream Book. ISBN 0-948975-15-6. 
    • {{cite book |last=Allsop |first=Niall |title=The Kennet & Avon Canal |year=1987 |publisher=Millstream Book |location=Bath |id=ISBN 0-948975-15-6 }}
  • Hadfield, Charles (1969). Canals of the West Midlands. Newton Abbott: David & Charles. ISBN 0-7153-4660-1. 
    • *{{cite book|author=Hadfield, Charles|title=Canals of the West Midlands|publisher=[[David & Charles]]|location=Newton Abbott|year=1969|isbn=0-7153-4660-1}}
  • Pearson, Michael (2003). Kennet & Avon Middle Thames:Pearson's Canal Companion. Rugby: Central Waterways Supplies. ISBN 0-907864-97-X. 
    • {{cite book |last=Pearson |first=Michael |authorlink= |title=Kennet & Avon Middle Thames:Pearson's Canal Companion |year=2003 |publisher=Central Waterways Supplies|location=Rugby |id=ISBN 0-907864-97-X}}
  • Perrott, David; Mosse, Jonathan (2006). Nicholson Waterways Guide 1 - Grand Union, Oxford & the South East. Collins. ISBN 978-0-00-721109-8. 
    • *{{cite book|author=Perrott, David|coauthors=Mosse, Jonathan|title=Nicholson Waterways Guide 1 - Grand Union, Oxford & the South East|publisher=[[HarperCollins|Collins]]|year=2006|isbn=978-0-00-721109-8}}
  • Perrott, David; Mosse, Jonathan (2006). Nicholson Waterways Guide 2 - Severn, Avon & Birmingham. Collins. ISBN 978-0-00-721110-4. 
    • *{{cite book|author=Perrott, David|coauthors=Mosse, Jonathan|title=Nicholson Waterways Guide 2 - Severn, Avon & Birmingham|publisher=[[HarperCollins|Collins]]|year=2006|isbn=978-0-00-721110-4}}
  • Perrott, David; Mosse, Jonathan (2006). Nicholson Waterways Guide 3 - Birmingham & the Heart of England. Collins. ISBN 978-0-00-721111-1. 
    • *{{cite book|author=Perrott, David|coauthors=Mosse, Jonathan|title=Nicholson Waterways Guide 3 - Birmingham & the Heart of England|publisher=[[HarperCollins|Collins]]|year=2006|isbn=978-0-00-721111-1}}
  • Perrott, David; Mosse, Jonathan (2006). Nicholson Waterways Guide 4 - Four Counties & the Welsh Canals. Collins. ISBN 978-0-00-745259-0. 
    • *{{cite book|author=Perrott, David|coauthors=Mosse, Jonathan|title=Nicholson Waterways Guide 4 - Four Counties & the Welsh Canals|publisher=[[HarperCollins|Collins]]|year=2006|isbn=978-0-00-745259-0}}
  • Priestly,Joseph (1831). Historical Account of the Navigable Rivers, Canals, and Railways, Throughout Great Britain. Longman, Rees, Orme, Brown and Green. 
    • *{{cite book|last=Priestly|first=Joseph|authorlink=Joseph Priestly|title=Historical Account of the Navigable Rivers, Canals, and Railways, Throughout Great Britain|publisher=Longman, Rees, Orme, Brown and Green|year=1831}}
  • Shill, Ray (1999). Birmingham's Canals. Sutton. ISBN 0-7509-2077-7. 
    • *{{cite book|author=Shill, Ray|title= Birmingham's Canals|publisher=Sutton|year=1999|isbn=0-7509-2077-7}}
  • Quinlan, Ray (1994). Canal walks of England and Wales. Sutton. ISBN 0750906081. 
    • *{{Cite book|publisher = Sutton|isbn = 0750906081|last = Quinlan|first = Ray|title = Canal walks of England and Wales|date = 1994}}

Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ Fellows Morton & Clayton, canal carriers: mentioned in at least 7 articles (and red-linked, as of 14 Oct 09, although some are from Fellows Morton and Clayton instead). (Alternative article name Fellows, Morton & Clayton was previously created by a descendant as an 'advert' to connect with relatives! Since deleted) This flickr page, of President in 1975, contains some useful info. Article created 28 Nov 09, redirects created: Fellows Morton & Clayton, Fellows, Morton & Clayton.

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