Below is a list of recent updates and additions to this site.
26 Jan 2017. New source A-266.
28 Oct 2016. New sources A-259 to A-265. Also added a possible reason for the shallow rise/fall of the locks of the Thorpe flight, source A-110, 24 Feb 1771.
5 Oct 2016. New sources A-Mins, C-110, N-025, P-121. Also expanded C-109 – Various subjects.
29 Sep 2016. New sources A-245 to A-257 – Share transactions, earliest 1776, latest 1802. Also Canal Company annual Income & Expenditure reports 1802 and 1803.
4 May 2016. New source P-363 – lead-ingot cargoes used as ballast. Thomas Lister’s dues for River Idle cargoes passing through his land. Both items December 1722.
3 Mar 2016. Pennyholme, 31 Jul 1775, auction of tunnel construction items. New source P-361 – items about Clarborough. New source A-234 – 1847 Westminster reference to “cuckoo boats”.
19 Feb 2016. Further details from source A-122 about the roof raising on Norwood Tunnel (1871-1894). Includes early 20th century Mining Engineer’s opinions on what would be required to re-open. New source P-360 – proof that the River Idle was navigable to Retford.
24 Jan 2016. Three new “books” added to the Library, containing sources A-094, A-095 – A-121, A-122, A-143 – A-232, A-233. Source A-094 has a description of boat-crews washing babies in Staveley Basin. Source A-232 is a modern report containing details (and pictures) of a tunnel in a retaining wall at Kiveton Park.