Canal Ghosts and Water-Wights ~ The Spirits of Britain’s Waterways

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This book lists more than 200 locations, with many more recorded encounters, on 69 canals and rivers in the UK. This is the definitive, comprehensive guide to paranormal occurrences on every navigable waterway in mainland Britain – all carefully researched, indexed and credited. This book even offers possible explanations (occult, scientific and humorous) for all the listed phenomena. No canal or river cruise is complete without a copy!

Nick Ford is an amateur historian with a lifelong interest in the supernatural, folklore and the timeless romance of waterways. This is his fourth book but his first labour of love – having written the first three for the money. He lives in Shropshire within easy reach of the River Severn, Shropshire Union, Llangollen, and Montgomery canals.

Jeremy Ford is a professional artist and illustrator who works on a wide variety of publications and painting commissions. Based in West Yorkshire, he also teaches painting, has written books on learning to paint watercolour, pastel and gouache, and has contributed to numerous other art books.

"A well constructed guide with just the right mix of realism, history and paranormal activity, which is relayed using a refreshingly pragmatic approach. This book is a must if thinking about taking a boating holiday on the UK's many canals and waterways. Well researched with details of ancient inns and other establishments of interest along the way. A thoroughly enjoyable and enlightening read!"

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Nick Ford


Jeremy Ford




148mm X 210mm


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