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Lists of Canal workers ?

Postby Grayshon-Pedley » Sun Jul 05, 2015 8:20 am

One of my relatives worked as a lock keeper - fell in and drowned !
Are there any lists/records of Canal workers ?

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Re: Lists of Canal workers ?

Postby JaneyH » Sun Jul 05, 2015 8:57 am

Dear Chris, the summer 2014 edition of WDYTYA? Magazine had a special feature on tracing canal ancestors. Sorry that I don't have my copy any more, but others may do, and it can be downloaded via iTunes I think.

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Re: Lists of Canal workers ?

Postby meekhcs » Sun Jul 05, 2015 9:52 pm

here are the websites mentioned in the article

Under Record Round Up - The National Archives at Kew holds most surviving canal company records Some canal companies were taken over by Rail Firms
Waterways Archive (Canal River Trust), Ellesmere Port
British Waterways Board (BWB)
Early Boat Registers - only a few survive check Quater sessions in localarchives
Eureka Partnership -
Virtual Waterways Archive -

Hopefully these will give you some ideas of where to look
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Re: Lists of Canal workers ?

Postby AdrianB38 » Sun Jul 05, 2015 11:06 pm

If you want to prioritise that lot, then I'd suggest that you can ignore all the stuff about boats because all the documents about boats will be about the boats themselves and/ or their crew. Lock keepers were a different kettle of fish.

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