Canoeists jumping lights in Foulridge Tunnel

Published: Friday, 21 July 2017

YOU stated that allowing canoeists into canals tunnels was a bad decision, and it certainly is as I discovered in Foulridge Tunnel, writes Francis Barnet.

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How active (and effective) is the IWA?

Published: Friday, 21 July 2017

AS I understand it, the main objective (in short) of the Inland Waterways Association (IWA) is to look after the interests of its members, writes Bill Ridgeway.

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Able to get moorings

Published: Friday, 21 July 2017

I was pleased to see that those moorers at the moorings at Tonbridge have finally been moved on, so now perhaps honest boaters will be able to get moorings.

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Balance beam sawn off

Published: Friday, 21 July 2017

THE reason for the stoppage on the Walsall Canal this time is  vandalism, that has closed the locks 1 to 8. .

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Rochdale Canal selectively closed

Published: Thursday, 20 July 2017

OWING to the lack of water the Rochdale summit pound is to be selectively closed to navigation during the week to conserve supplies.

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Dudley's first open exhibition

Published: Thursday, 20 July 2017

THIS summer Dudley Canal and Tunnel Trust is staging its very first Open Exhibition, that is an opportunity for everyone to get involved, whether they exhibit regularly or have never displayed an art work anywhere before.

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Hawkesbury lock fault reported on many occasions

Published: Thursday, 20 July 2017

I think it must be pointed out that the damaged gate at Hawkesbury (Sutton Stop) has been cocking out (not able to open fully) since last year and has been reported to CaRT on a number of occasions.

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Boaters leave after mooring fees introduced

Published: Thursday, 20 July 2017

FOR many years boaters have moored at moorings on the Medway in Tonbridge, but when the landowner took over he brought in mooring fees, to which the boaters objected, and have now all departed.

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Excuse number two

Published: Wednesday, 19 July 2017

THOUGH it was a protruding bolt on the lock gate that caused the problem with Hawkesbury Lock on the Oxford Canal, Canal & River Trust blamed 'vandalism', but has now produced excuse number two!

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Chesterfield restoration safe from HS2

Published: Wednesday, 19 July 2017

THE campaign by the Chesterfield Canal Trust against the original line of the HS2 that blighted its restoration has paid-off, with the route being moved away from the line of the canal.

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