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The Metamorphosis of the Ellesmere Canal (Richard Dean) – the complex story of how a canal intended to link Shrewsbury to Chester via Ruabon became the canal we see today [Journal of the Railway & Canal Historical Society, November 1985]

‘The Machine’; a boat lift mystery solved? (Richard Dean)  – the experimental boat lift built by Exuperius Pickering and Edward Rowland somewhere in the Ruabon area in 1796 [Journal of the Railway and Canal Historical Society, December 2007]

The Maintenance of Pontcysyllte Aqueduct  (Stephen Priestly) – an outline of the maintenance history of the aqueduct from 1805 to 2001 [Journal of the Railway & Canal Historical Society]