Maritime Titles

Our maritime section is growing with a couple of new books published during 2011 and more are planned for the future. Several of the titles here are considered the definitive history of the subject.

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British Steam Trawlers
Donald Smith
Although many books have been written about the trawling industry, most have been personal reminiscences or fleet and port histories. This one is...more

Irish Sea Schooner Twilight
Richard J. Scott
The late Richard ‘Dick’ Scott’s fascination with sailing ships, particularly those which still survived trading coastwise around the Bristol Channel...more

Balmoral and the Bristol Channel
Mike Tedstone
P. & A. Campbell Ltd of Bristol, registered as a Limited Company in 1893, was destined to not quite make its century as the operator of the celebrated...more

Vickers' Master Shipbuilder : Sir Leonard Redshaw
Leslie M. Shore
Sir Leonard Redshaw (1911-1989) was one of the most innovative British shipbuilders of the twentieth century. A pioneer in Britain of welded submarine...more

Gloucester Docks: An Historical Guide
Hugh Conway-Jones
This is a timely new guide book from the acknowledged authority on Gloucester Docks, with the further redevelopment of the quays to the south of...more

The Portishead Coal Boats: A History of Osborn and Wallis Ltd Bristol
Michael T. Winter
Cousins William Osborn and Humphrey Wallis combined their shipping interests in 1880 but it is for their activities from the 1920s onwards that the...more
sold out

Cosens of Weymouth: 1848-1918
Richard Clammer
For over one hundred years, the paddle steamers belonging to Cosens & Co. of Weymouth were a familiar and much-loved part of the scenery along the...more

Mersey Ferries Volume 2: The Wallasey Ferries
T. B. Maund & Martin Jenkins
The long awaited second volume which completes the story of Mersey Ferries. This comprehensive study of the Wallasey Ferries details the history of...more

A Glance Back at Lydney Docks
Neil Parkhouse
For 150 years, Lydney Docks was a shipping point for much of the coal produced in the Forest of Dean, from its construction by the Severn & Wye...more
sold out

Severn Traders
Colin Green
For over five hundred years the trows were a common sight on the River Severn, its tributaries and esturial waters, venturing also up the Wye, into...more

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Balmoral and the Bristol Channel
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