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Alan E

   
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Hello
I don't know if anyone on here can point me in the direction of the above. My great, great, great grandfather was a boatmen on the river Severn & Worcester canal, and I am trying to research his life. I have his name and place of birth but no further information other than that he was a boatman. Is there anywhere I can go to start this research at all?
Many thanks. Alan E  

Fabian

   
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Just joining the forum and found this.

I don't believe there's an "operators' register, but you might like to start by going to the Historic Narrow Boat Club www.hnbc.org.uk, and have a look at the "links" page. There's an awful lot of expertise about canal boats and boating in the Club. And the Railways and Canals Historical Society members also have huge knowledge between them.


Alan E said: Hello
I don't know if anyone on here can point me in the direction of the above. My great, great, great grandfather was a boatmen on the river Severn & Worcester canal, and I am trying to research his life. I have his name and place of birth but no further information other than that he was a boatman. Is there anywhere I can go to start this research at all?
Many thanks. Alan E  

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