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style='font-size:16.0pt;mso-bidi-font-size:12.0pt'>Canals and canal boats, stationary and railway steam engines, vintage cars, textile machinery, water and wind mills: all of these have featured in <a href="http://www.mikeclarke.myzen.co.uk/MC.html">my life</a> as a professional industrial and canal historian and restoration engineer. I am best known for my work on the history and heritage of<span style="mso-spacerun:yes"> </span>the Leeds &amp; Liverpool Canal, and Canal &amp; River Trust have named a lock at Bank Newton after me in recognition of almost fifty years promoting the canal's history and heritage. I was given a <b style='mso-bidi-font-weight:normal'><i style='mso-bidi-font-style:normal'>Pride in <span class=SpellE>Barnoldswick</span></i></b> award by <span class=SpellE>Barnoldswick</span> Town Council in 2014, and the Mersey Basin Campaign's <b style='mso-bidi-font-weight:normal'><i style='mso-bidi-font-style:normal'>Dragonfly Award</i></b> in 2000. I am President of the Leeds &amp; Liverpool Canal Society, and will be President of the Railway &amp; Canal Historical Society in 2016-2018. I am also on the committee of Inland Waterways International.<o:p></o:p></span></p> <p><span style='font-size:16.0pt;mso-bidi-font-size:12.0pt'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></p> <p><span style='font-size:16.0pt;mso-bidi-font-size:12.0pt'>Copies of some reports and articles I have written, as well as contemporary canal pamphlets, and other industrial, maritime and canal history material are available on these pages. I give illustrated lectures, and more details of all these services, as well as other information, can be found by following the links below.<span style='color:red'> <o:p></o:p></span></span></p> <p><span style='font-size:12.0pt;color:red'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></p> <p class=MsoNormal align=center style='text-align:center'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:20.0pt;color:red'>A new book for the 200th Anniversary of the <o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p class=MsoNormal align=center style='text-align:center'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:20.0pt;color:red'>Opening of the Canal from Leeds to Liverpool in 2016<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p class=MsoNormal align=center style='text-align:center'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><i style='mso-bidi-font-style:normal'><span style='font-size:14.0pt'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></i></b></p> <p class=MsoNormal align=center style='margin-bottom:6.0pt;text-align:center'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight:normal'><i style='mso-bidi-font-style:normal'><u><span style='font-size:24.0pt;mso-bidi-font-size:20.0pt'><a href="http://www.mikeclarke.myzen.co.uk/L&amp;LC%20history%20book.htm">The Leeds &amp; Liverpool Canal</a><span style='color:blue'>, a history</span><o:p></o:p></span></u></i></b></p> <p class=MsoNormal align=center style='margin-bottom:6.0pt;text-align:center'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight:normal'><span style='font-size:14.0pt'>Mike Clarke<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p><span style='font-size:16.0pt;mso-bidi-font-size:10.0pt'>This book has been published for the 200th Anniversary of the L&amp;LC in 2016. It is 434 pages long, 250mm by 175mm portrait format, with over 200 illustrations, many in colour, and over 40 maps. It is a soft-back using digital printing. <o:p></o:p></span></p> <p align=center style='margin-bottom:6.0pt;text-align:center'><span style='font-size:16.0pt;mso-bidi-font-size:10.0pt'>ISBN 978-0-9519236-8-9<o:p></o:p></span></p> <p style='margin-bottom:6.0pt'><span style='font-size:16.0pt;mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt'>Direct from me, the cost is 28.00, including postage. It is 40.00 through booksellers. For more details, click on the link above, or contact me directly.<o:p></o:p></span></p> <p align=center style='text-align:center'><span style='font-size:16.0pt; mso-bidi-font-size:10.0pt'>Mike Clarke<o:p></o:p></span></p> <p align=center style='text-align:center'><span style='font-size:16.0pt; mso-bidi-font-size:10.0pt'>8 Green Bank<o:p></o:p></span></p> <p align=center style='text-align:center'><span class=SpellE><span style='font-size:16.0pt;mso-bidi-font-size:10.0pt'>Barnoldswick</span></span><span style='font-size:16.0pt;mso-bidi-font-size:10.0pt'><o:p></o:p></span></p> <p align=center style='margin-bottom:6.0pt;text-align:center'><span style='font-size:16.0pt;mso-bidi-font-size:10.0pt'>BB18 6HX<o:p></o:p></span></p> <p align=center style='text-align:center'><span style='font-size:16.0pt; mso-bidi-font-size:10.0pt'>Email: mike.clarke@zen.co.uk<o:p></o:p></span></p> <p align=center style='text-align:center'><span style='font-size:12.0pt'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></p> <p align=center style='margin-bottom:6.0pt;text-align:center'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight:normal'><i style='mso-bidi-font-style:normal'><span style='font-size:24.0pt;mso-bidi-font-size:16.0pt'><a href="http://www.mikeclarke.myzen.co.uk/brightwork.htm"><span class=SpellE><span style='font-family:"Times New Roman"'>Brightwork</span></span></a></span></i></b><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight:normal'><i style='mso-bidi-font-style:normal'><span style='font-size:24.0pt;mso-bidi-font-size:16.0pt;font-family:"Times New Roman"'><o:p></o:p></span></i></b></p> <p align=center style='margin-bottom:6.0pt;text-align:center'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight:normal'><span style='font-size:14.0pt;mso-bidi-font-size: 16.0pt;font-family:"Times New Roman"'>Mike Clarke and Sam Yates</span></b><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight:normal'><span style='font-size:14.0pt;mso-bidi-font-size: 16.0pt'><o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p><span style='font-size:16.0pt;mso-bidi-font-size:12.0pt'>This is a book on the traditional boat painting of the Leeds &amp; Liverpool Canal, 88 pages, 250mm by 170mm landscape format, ISBN 0-9519236-2-5, with numerous colour and <span class=SpellE>b&amp;w</span> illustrations. The price is 8-00 soft-back, inc. P&amp;P. A few hardback copies are available direct from me at 12-00. If you would like to order a copy, or just to receive more information, please send your details to the address above. Please make cheques payable to Mike Clarke. <o:p></o:p></span></p> <p><span style='font-size:16.0pt;mso-bidi-font-size:12.0pt'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></p> <p><span style='font-size:16.0pt;mso-bidi-font-size:12.0pt'>I also sing in a couple of <a href="http://www.mikeclarke.myzen.co.uk/Choral%20Singing.htm">local choirs</a>, helping preserve a strong northern tradition.<o:p></o:p></span></p> <p align=center style='text-align:center'><span style='font-size:16.0pt; mso-bidi-font-size:10.0pt'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></p> <div class=MsoNormal align=center style='text-align:center'><span style='font-size:16.0pt;mso-bidi-font-size:10.0pt'> <hr size=2 width="100%" align=center> </span></div> <p><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight:normal'><span style='font-size:16.0pt; mso-bidi-font-size:13.5pt'>Links to further pages by Mike Clarke</span></b><span style='font-size:16.0pt;mso-bidi-font-size:10.0pt'><o:p></o:p></span></p> <p><span style='font-size:16.0pt;mso-bidi-font-size:10.0pt'><span style="mso-spacerun:yes"></span><o:p></o:p></span></p> <p style='margin-bottom:6.0pt'><span style='font-size:16.0pt;mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt'><a href="http://mikeclarke.myzen.co.uk/Research.html"><span class=SpellE>Research</span></a><o:p></o:p></span></p> <p style='margin-bottom:6.0pt'><span style='font-size:16.0pt;mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt'><a href="http://www.mikeclarke.myzen.co.uk/Downloads.html">Mike Clarke's downloads page</a>.<o:p></o:p></span></p> <p style='margin-bottom:6.0pt'><span style='font-size:16.0pt;mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt'><a href="http://www.mikeclarke.myzen.co.uk/canals.htm">Canals and canal boats</a>.<o:p></o:p></span></p> <p style='margin-bottom:6.0pt'><span style='font-size:16.0pt;mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt'><a href="http://www.mikeclarke.myzen.co.uk/LandL.htm">The Leeds &amp; Liverpool Canal</a>.<o:p></o:p></span></p> <p style='margin-bottom:6.0pt'><span style='font-size:16.0pt;mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt'>Video of <a href="http://www.mikeclarke.myzen.co.uk/video.htm">motor and sailing barges on the <span class=SpellE>Aire</span> &amp; Calder Navigation and near Berlin</a>.<o:p></o:p></span></p> <p style='margin-bottom:6.0pt'><span style='font-size:16.0pt;mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt'><a href="http://www.mikeclarke.myzen.co.uk/Movable%20Bridges.html">Movable Bridges: an historical overview</a>.<o:p></o:p></span></p> <p style='margin-bottom:6.0pt'><span style='font-size:16.0pt;mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt'><a href="http://www.mikeclarke.myzen.co.uk/Europe.html">European work and contacts</a>.<o:p></o:p></span></p> <p style='margin-bottom:6.0pt'><span style='font-size:16.0pt;mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt'><a href="http://www.mikeclarke.myzen.co.uk/textiles.htm">Textile history</a>.<o:p></o:p></span></p> <p style='margin-bottom:6.0pt'><span style='font-size:16.0pt;mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt'><a href="http://www.mikeclarke.myzen.co.uk/cars.htm">Vintage cars</a>.<o:p></o:p></span></p> <div class=MsoNormal align=center style='text-align:center'><span style='font-size:16.0pt;mso-bidi-font-size:10.0pt'> <hr size=2 width="100%" align=center> </span></div> <p align=center style='text-align:center'><i style='mso-bidi-font-style:normal'>Mike was Engineer at <span class=SpellE>Helmshore</span> Textile Museums for five years, bringing the machinery there back to life.<o:p></o:p></i></p> <p align=center style='text-align:center'><i style='mso-bidi-font-style:normal'>The condenser mules here are being operated by Harold, the resident spinner at the time.</i></p> <p align=center style='text-align:center'><span lang=EN-US style='mso-ansi-language: EN-US;mso-no-proof:yes'><!--[if gte vml 1]><v:shapetype id="_x0000_t75" coordsize="21600,21600" o:spt="75" o:preferrelative="t" path="m@4@5l@4@11@9@11@9@5xe" filled="f" stroked="f"> <v:stroke joinstyle="miter"/> <v:formulas> <v:f eqn="if lineDrawn pixelLineWidth 0"/> <v:f eqn="sum @0 1 0"/> <v:f eqn="sum 0 0 @1"/> <v:f eqn="prod @2 1 2"/> <v:f eqn="prod @3 21600 pixelWidth"/> <v:f eqn="prod @3 21600 pixelHeight"/> <v:f eqn="sum @0 0 1"/> <v:f eqn="prod @6 1 2"/> <v:f eqn="prod @7 21600 pixelWidth"/> <v:f eqn="sum @8 21600 0"/> <v:f eqn="prod @7 21600 pixelHeight"/> <v:f eqn="sum @10 21600 0"/> </v:formulas> <v:path o:extrusionok="f" gradientshapeok="t" o:connecttype="rect"/> <o:lock v:ext="edit" aspectratio="t"/> </v:shapetype><v:shape id="_x0000_i1027" type="#_x0000_t75" alt="23.jpg" style='width:425pt;height:284pt;visibility:visible;mso-wrap-style:square'> <v:imagedata src="home_files/image001.jpg" o:title="23.jpg"/> <v:textbox style='mso-rotate-with-shape:t'/> </v:shape><![endif]--><![if !vml]><img border=0 width=427 height=286 src="home_files/image002.jpg" alt=23.jpg v:shapes="_x0000_i1027"><![endif]></span></p> <div class=MsoNormal align=center style='text-align:center'> <hr size=2 width="100%" align=center> </div> <p align=center style='text-align:center'>Mike Clarke</p> <p align=center style='text-align:center'>8 Green Bank</p> <p align=center style='text-align:center'>BARNOLDSWICK</p> <p align=center style='text-align:center'>BB18 6HX</p> <p align=center style='text-align:center'><span class=SpellE>tel</span>: +44 (0)1282 850430</p> <p align=center style='text-align:center'><a href="mailto:%20mike.clarke%20@%20zen.co.uk">Email</a>: <span lang=EN-US style='mso-ansi-language:EN-US;mso-no-proof:yes'><!--[if gte vml 1]><v:shape id="Picture_x0020_3" o:spid="_x0000_i1029" type="#_x0000_t75" alt="Image13.jpg" style='width:112pt;height:12pt;visibility:visible;mso-wrap-style:square'> <v:imagedata src="home_files/image003.jpg" o:title="Image13.jpg"/> <v:textbox style='mso-rotate-with-shape:t'/> </v:shape><![endif]--><![if !vml]><img border=0 width=114 height=14 src="home_files/image004.png" alt=Image13.jpg v:shapes="Picture_x0020_3"><![endif]></span></p> <p align=center style='text-align:center'>last revised: 17 November 2016</p> <p><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></p> </div> </body> </html>