Welcome to Mike Clarke's Home Page
Canals and canal boats, stationary and railway steam engines, vintage cars, textile machinery, water and wind mills: all of these have featured in my work as a professional industrial and canal historian and restoration engineer. Is there some research or advice you need relating to historic machinery and its conservation, restoration or operation? Can I help you? Copies of reports, as well as contemporary canal pamphlets, and other industrial, maritime and canal history material are available via my downloads page. You can also download a brochure here. I also give illustrated lectures, and more details of all these services, as well as other information, can be found by following the links below.
Brightwork, by Mike Clarke and Sam Yates
This is a new book on the traditional boat painting of the Leeds & Liverpool Canal, and has 88 pages, with numerous colour and b&w illustrations. Its size is 250mm by 170mm landscape format, ISBN 0-9519236-2-5. The price is now £12.00 in softback, inc. P&P. A few hardback copies are available direct from me at £17.50. If you would like to order a copy, or just to receive more information, please send your details to the address at the bottom of this page. Please make cheques payable to Milepost Research.
Order a copy over the internet at Canal Junction.
Mike acting as a guide to the heritage of the Leeds & Liverpool Canal in Blackburn.
Links to further pages by Mike Clarke
Services provided by Mike Clarke
Mike Clarke's lectures page.
Mike Clarke's downloads page.
Canals and canal boats.
The Leeds & Liverpool Canal.
Video of motor and sailing barges on the Aire & Calder Navigation and near Berlin.
Movable Bridges: an historical overview.
European work and contacts.
Mike was Engineer at Helmshore Textile Museums for five years, bringing the machinery there back to life. The condenser mules here are being operated by Harold, the resident spinner at the time.
8 Green Bank
tel: +44 (0)1282 850430
last revised: 7 November 2011