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Herts' historic waterways: then and now pictures

PUBLISHED: 09:43 13 April 2016 | UPDATED: 09:43 13 April 2016

The Fishery Inn at Boxmoor remains little changed, while the balustrade bridge has been replaced by a concrete structure

The Fishery Inn at Boxmoor remains little changed, while the balustrade bridge has been replaced by a concrete structure

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A new book by historian John Cooper uses photographs from a century ago and today to explore the county's canal journey from transport route to leisure pursuit

The Fishery Inn at Boxmoor remains little changed, while the balustrade bridge has been replaced by a concrete structureThe Fishery Inn at Boxmoor remains little changed, while the balustrade bridge has been replaced by a concrete structure

Hertfordshire's historic inland waterway: Batchworth to Berkhamsted is published in paperback by Amberley Publishing (£14.99)Hertfordshire's historic inland waterway: Batchworth to Berkhamsted is published in paperback by Amberley Publishing (£14.99)

WH Walker & Bros boatyard lasted from 1905 to 1989. This 1934 photo shows the caulking of a Star Class motor boat. Before 1913 boats built here were horsedrawnWH Walker & Bros boatyard lasted from 1905 to 1989. This 1934 photo shows the caulking of a Star Class motor boat. Before 1913 boats built here were horsedrawn

Lock no77 at Cassiobury ParkLock no77 at Cassiobury Park

Working narrowboats at Cassiobury Park's Ironbridge lock. This postcard was sent in July 1913.Working narrowboats at Cassiobury Park's Ironbridge lock. This postcard was sent in July 1913.

The Three Horseshoes, Bourne End, dating to 1535 in part. The electronic swing bridge moves to allow boat traffic to pass.The Three Horseshoes, Bourne End, dating to 1535 in part. The electronic swing bridge moves to allow boat traffic to pass.

The Three Horseshoes, Bourne End, dating to 1535 in part. The electronic swing bridge moves to allow boat traffic to pass.The Three Horseshoes, Bourne End, dating to 1535 in part. The electronic swing bridge moves to allow boat traffic to pass.

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