Research by Cardiff and Plymouth University into Bargee Travellers – online survey

The Universities of Cardiff and Plymouth are carrying out a joint research project called Canal boat dwelling: Homes, Welfare and Mobile Citizenship on Britain’s Canals. The project is funded by the British Academy and Leverhulme Trust. The researchers are Professor Richard Yarwood (Plymouth) and Dr Agatha Herman (Cardiff). They say:

“We are particularly interested in issues around homes, families, welfare and citizenship and would

love to hear your stories as these will help us better understand the benefits and challenges you experience. It has four main objectives, which are to:

  • Examine why people live on canal boats;
  • Evaluate how people living on canal boats access services and employment;
  • Study how canal regulations impact on lifestyles;
  • Understand these issues in the context of mobile, canal communities.”

They are now inviting Bargee Travellers to take part in a survey; participation is anonymous and you don’t have to give your name or contact details. The survey is online here:

More information about the research is here Cardiff-Plymouth University Research Information Sheet Canal Boat Dwelling