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Records of Canal Transport Limited


Records of Canal Transport Ltd, Lancashire Canal Transport, Liverpool Warehousing Co and Docks and Inland Waterways Executive, North Western Division, Carrying Section.



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Access Status

These records are available immediately for research.

Extent & medium

12 large and 17 small boxes, 8 linear metres.


Records comprising this fonds were deposited in the Waterways Archive, Gloucester between 1963 and 1996. Approximately half of the material came to the archive as a single deposit sometime before 1982 with subsequent accruals occurring between 1982 and 1996, the bulk of the 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 came from British Waterways Offices, particularly that at Blackburn, but some was deposited by British Waterways employees and individuals with an interest in waterways.

Associated material

The Waterways Archive, BW139, Leeds and Liverpool Canal Company 1868-1957. Liverpool Record Office, ACC3004/7, Monthly summary of freight and warehouse rent accounts 1941-1943. Lancashire Record Office, DDX1769/7, Daily lists of loadings of canal boats operated by Canal Transport Ltd Blackburn 1942.