£33 to wind your boat!

Published: Wednesday, 24 November 2010

SHOULD your boat be above 50 feet, and you want to wind at the bottom of the Oxford Canal it will not cost you £15 as first stated but £33!

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Not a maintenance problem

Published: Wednesday, 24 November 2010

IT IS fairly clear that the problem, which led to the pound between Bedford Staircase Locks and Planet Lock on the Caldon canal having to be drained, had nothing to do with BW maintenance procedures, writes Ralph Freeman.

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Titford Pump comes home

Published: Monday, 22 November 2010

THE Titford Pump that served the Titford Canal is to be reinstated by its original home on the wharf by Titford Pumphouse at Engine Street in Oldbury.

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Linton gates go in

Published: Monday, 22 November 2010

AFTER 25 years the gates of Linton Lock were deemed past their 'sell-by' date, and have been replaced.

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Will anything be done?

Published: Monday, 22 November 2010

THE state of some of the facilities around the waterways has prompted a boater  to contact British Waterways, and she waits to see what reply she gets.

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Took it literally!

Published: Monday, 22 November 2010

WHEN a taxi driver accepted a fare to Aspley Basin in Huddersfield he took it literally—with his taxi ending in the basin itself!

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Rethink on 'eyesore' pontoons

Published: Monday, 22 November 2010

WITH complaints about the 'eyesore' pontoons and steel piles along Castle Mill Stream in Oxford, British Waterways is re-thinking its £90,000 scheme.

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BW maintenance spend plummets

Published: Friday, 19 November 2010

A RECENT press release from BW claims that this winter our waterways will benefit from 'a £50m vital makeover of dozens of historic locks, bridges and aqueducts, as well as the hanging of over 100 handcrafted oak lock gates', writes Allan Richards.

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Harry gets his gong

Published: Friday, 19 November 2010

LIFELONG waterways enthusiast, photographer and author Harry Arnold was presented with his MBE this month by the Queen.

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One rescued but one not

Published: Friday, 19 November 2010

ONE DOG was lucky in that he was rescued from a canal, but another was not, and was found dead.

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