Undertakers of the Navigation of the Rivers Aire and Calder
Records of the Undertakers of the Navigation of the Rivers Aire and Calder: Acts, Bills and Byelaws 1774-1930, stock and shareholding records 1884-1948, legal records 1823-1958, financial records 1797-1963, administrative records 1818-1970 engineering records 1872-1973, Traffic Department's records 1851-1957, machinery, plant and installations 1890-1959, maps, plans and sections of navigation 1772-mid 20th century, plans of land, estates and property owned/purchased by the navigation late 18th century-1930, plans of land and estates owned by other parties 1823-early 20th century, plans of the Port of Goole 1828-mid 20th century, premises alongside navigation 1826-1937, aqueducts and viaducts 1840-1904, bridges 1826-1945, dams 1827-1830, locks 1819-1938, water supply 1838-20th century, improvements and maintenance 1827-1935, vessels 1822-mid 20th century, roads and railways 1873-early 20th century, printed material, Acts and plans kept by the company 1768-1938.
These records are available immediately for research
The records comprising this fonds have been deposited in the British Waterways Archive, Gloucester between 1963 and 2002. The material has come to the archive gradually over the years and many of the individual records, although indexed, have never been fully accessioned. As a result of this the exact provenance of much of the material and how it was collected is unknown. Most of the material has come from various British Waterways' offices, but some has been deposited by both British Waterways' employees and individuals with a background and/or interest in waterways. There are also a number of records which have been purchased from auction.
[See also: BW15, BW17 and BW78]