Plan to restore Bow Back Rivers

Published: Thursday, 18 May 2017

THE installation of massive double radial lock gates at Carpenters Road Lock in Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park makes way for the eventual restoration of the Bow Back Rivers.

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Burnt-out canalside pub to be rebuilt

Published: Thursday, 18 May 2017

THE Grill & Grain that was destroyed by fire (Canalside pub destroyed)  at Riley Green on the Leeds & Liverpool Canal is to be re-built.

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Boat on cill traps two

Published: Wednesday, 17 May 2017

IT REQUIRED two fire crews to rescue an elderly couple from a hire boat that caught on the cill of a Grindley Brook lock on the Llangollen Canal.

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EA stoppage notice 11 years late!

Published: Wednesday, 17 May 2017

THERE is one thing in Canal & River Trust's favour that it does tell us of its stoppages in time, but not so it appears the Environment Agency, as it has just issued one 11 years late!

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More moorings on the Avon

Published: Wednesday, 17 May 2017

PERSHORE on the Avon is a favourite staying place for boaters on the Avon, with nearby facilities and attractive walks, and now there is more handy moorings.

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White Mills facilities building started

Published: Wednesday, 17 May 2017

WHITE Mills Marina has started work on its brand new purpose built facilities building, with work now well underway.

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Your guess is as good as ours...

Published: Wednesday, 17 May 2017

Submarine SummitIS IT a narrowboat or is it a submarine? Howard Clarke's picture of the latest addition of peculiar boats, this time on the summit pound of the Grand Union Canal. Our Keith Gudgin tells us it is a lifeboat that is usually painted orange.

A summer of stoppages

Published: Wednesday, 17 May 2017

THE Canal & River Trust has admitted that there will be a summer of stoppages, but it states these 'have been selected due to the fact that they all have suitable diversion routes which will minimise the impact on our customers'.

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Victor: The last lap

Published: Tuesday, 16 May 2017

WITHOUT any doubt, there were very few hire boats about during our cruise to Bugsworth Basin and back, particularly the first week of May when there were days we saw none—an occurrence unheard of in the past.

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Victor: Back on the Trent & Mersey

Published: Saturday, 13 May 2017

AT LAST we were off the Macclesfield and once again back on the Trent & Mersey Canal, and what a relief, as the boat moved as it should with so much more water underneath.

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