Papers of the Inland Waterways Association (IWA), 1971-, including minutes of the Commercial Carrying Group/Inland Shipping Group, 1971-1982; minutes and reports of the Regional Inland Shipping Committees, 1976-; official IWA/ISG correspondence, 1973-1980; IWA and ISG address and membership lists; ISG publications, -1982, including fact sheets; press cuttings, papers and printed material not relating to ISG, 1975-1979.
Inland Waterways Association
Scope and Content
Administrative / Biographical History
The Inland Waterways Association was founded as a registered charity in 1946 to campaign for the restoration, retention and development of inland waterways in the British Isles and their fullest possible commercial use. Membership is by invitation only. In 1971, the IWA Council established a sub-committee entitled the Commercial Carrying Group, which later changed its name to the Inland Shipping Group (ISG). Its purpose is to advise the IWA on matters pertaining to freight carrying on inland waterways, as well as maintaining liaison with other interest groups, organising conferences and seminars, and generally publicising this mode of transport. Each of the IWA's seven regions has an Inland Shipping Committee.
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Given by Mark Baldwin, Vice-Chairman of the Inland Waterways Association, in several accessions during 1981, 1982, and 1983.
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Compiled by Sarah Aitchison as part of the RSLP AIM25 project.
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