A Parliamentary Act of 1877 introduced the registration of canal boats to ensure that only the registered number of people lived on them and that conditions on board each boat were maintained at a level considered fit for human occupation. The registers subsequently created by the Gloucester Registration Authority are the subject of this book. Each registration document includes the name and registration number of the boat, the name of the owner(s), the master's name, details of the route along which the boat is intented to ply, the nature of the traffic (or cargo) the boat is intended to carry, the mode of propulsion and whether it is a 'narrow' or 'wide' boat, the number and dimensions of the cabins, the date of registration and the maximum number of persons permitted to occupy the boat. Many of the registration pages have additional information regarding the history of the boat or subsequent events in the life of the boat.
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Gloucester Registration Authority - Volume One - Canal Boat Registrations 1879-1891
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