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Boating holidays on England"s canals

Boating holidays on England"s canals

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Published by British Waterways Board in Watford .
Written in English


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StatementBritish Waterways Board.
SeriesResearch paper -- no. 47
ContributionsBritish Waterways Board.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL19841860M


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