A trip on the Wild Side on the Stour

Published: Wednesday, 16 August 2017

I HAVE lived in Thanet for nearly 40 years but until today I had never taken a river trip in nearby Sandwich on the Stour, admits Alan Tilbury.

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Appalled at the state of Hatton paddle gear

Published: Wednesday, 16 August 2017

WE USE the Hatton flight of 21 locks every couple of years and have watched its condition decline and rise and fall again over the last 30 years, writes Roger Fox.

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New Chesterfield Canal find is a 'Cuckoo' boat

Published: Wednesday, 16 August 2017

WORKERS at an archaeological dig at Staveley at an old basin on the Chesterfield Canal have discovered an original 'Cuckoo' boat.

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Workshops Open Day

Published: Wednesday, 16 August 2017

THE Canal & River Trust is organising an Open Day at  Apperley Bridge workshops, on the Leeds & Liverpool Canal.

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Rochdale Canal Plastic Patrol

Published: Wednesday, 16 August 2017

OVER the past month Lizzie Carr, made famous by being the first female in history to solo paddle board across the English Channel, has been busy with her Plastic Patrol of the waterways.

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L&L reservoir vandalised

Published: Wednesday, 16 August 2017

A RESERVOIR serving the Leeds & Liverpool Canal has had to be partially emptied to undertake repairs caused by vandals removing stones from its wall.

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Sunk boat closes Lee Navigation

Published: Wednesday, 16 August 2017

A BOATER managed to get his boat caught on the cill of Stonebridge Lock (16)  of the Lee Navigation and sunk it.

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Hawkesbury Lock shambles

Published: Monday, 14 August 2017

THE latest Boater's Update contains the usual 'facts' from Damien and CaRT's fantasy world—only one unplanned stoppage of more than 48 hours in July(?), quotes John Wallace.

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Banbury Canal Day will now take place

Published: Monday, 14 August 2017

THOUGH Banbury Canal Day had been cancelled this year owing to planned  building work around its site, it will now go ahead.

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Shedder donated to clear towpath

Published: Monday, 14 August 2017

LOCAL businesses in Banbury were so fed-up of the state of the towpath of the Oxford Canal in Banbury, that they have donated a shredder to a local canal volunteer group so the towpath and surrounding paths can be kept tidy.

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