They are a menace

Published: Thursday, 27 April 2017

AS A single-hander, the one thing that gets me more than anything else when cruising is the people that Amy Dickerson wrote about this morning, leaving gates open and paddles up, writes Tom Redway.

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Lazy boaters just don't care

Published: Thursday, 27 April 2017

I MOORED below Gothersley Lock on the Staffs & Worcs this afternoon. Only two boats have passed me this afternoon, both
passing at tick-over, writes Amy Dickerson.

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Ellesmere Port Museum exhibition

Published: Thursday, 27 April 2017

AN EXHIBITION of the work of Eric Gaskell is to take place at the National Waterways Museum at Ellesmere Port during the next few months.

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Cavalcade ready for this week-end

Published: Thursday, 27 April 2017

WITH just two days to go, all is ready for this week-end's Inland Waterways Association's annual Canalway Cavalcade, with nearly all the participants ready to put on its colourful show.

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Coombeswood Canal Trust Open Weekend

Published: Thursday, 27 April 2017

THE Coombeswood Canal Trust will be holding its Bi-annual Open Weekend during May and commemorating the 50th anniversary of when Stewart and Lloyds shut down at Coombeswood in 1964.

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Another lock closed to 'reduce water loss'

Published: Wednesday, 26 April 2017

THE closure situation is the worst it ever has been at the beginning of a boating season, with already four lock closures announced within a week.

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Be safe on the tidal Thames

Published: Wednesday, 26 April 2017

WITH the start of the boating season, and boaters interested in cruising the tidal Thames, the Port of London Authority (PLA) is helping narrowboaters prepare to make the challenging journey between canals and waterways along the river.

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It can be very hard work

Published: Wednesday, 26 April 2017

I HAVE just read your article about those thousands of people enjoying a taster trip on hire boats at the various boat hire centres throughout the country, promoted it said by the television programmes, writes Helen Cripps.

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Over-stayers—maintenance—getting hung-up

Published: Wednesday, 26 April 2017

A selection of your emails

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Drifters Open Day created great interest

Published: Wednesday, 26 April 2017

THE national boat hire organisation, Drifters, recently held an event to attract hirers, and tell us that over 3,800 people enjoyed a free canal boat trip as part of its National Open Day.

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