Cutting down on moorings

Published: Thursday, 01 October 2009

The Trent & Mersey Canal Society magazine Grand Trunk, describes the greenfield site at Branston Bridge as ‘a very welcome and peaceful largely rural mooring', but the secretary believes  building a sports ground will further diminish rural moorings.

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Lack of maintenance biting

Published: Wednesday, 30 September 2009

THE deteriorating isolated section of the Montgomery Canal around Whelshpool is causing problems to businesses along the waterway due to its lack of maintenance.

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Lucky escape for boater

Published: Monday, 28 September 2009
A BOATER at Sawley Marina had a lucky escape when deadly carbon monoxide fumes leaked in his boat.

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Kept in the dark

Published: Monday, 28 September 2009

EACH Autumn British Waterways holds a General Annual Meeting. Last year the meeting was dominated by the bollard fiasco. This year any number of issues may take center stage—but when is it? Asks Allan Richards.

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Attempting to stop towpath crime

Published: Monday, 28 September 2009

SUCH is the level of crime and anti-social behaviour on the towpath of the Leeds & Liverpool Canal around Pendle, that a pioneering scheme has been started to attempt to combat it.

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Where is it?

Published: Monday, 28 September 2009

PETE Jones recently discovered an old family photograph, he believes from the turn of the century, showing his grandfather, and would really like to identify the canal side location.

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Was it rescued?

Published: Friday, 25 September 2009

While refurbishing their utility room, Geoff Bennett tells us, he came across this  picture.

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Bridge too low for boats

Published: Friday, 25 September 2009

HOPES to restore the Sankey Canal have received a blow with a new bridge over the waterways giving around just four feet air draught.

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MP joins in fight against BW

Published: Thursday, 24 September 2009

THE Bromsgrove MP, Julie Kirkbride, has joined in the controversy against British Waterways selling  Tardebigge New Wharf cottages.

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Want mooring stopped to save towpath

Published: Thursday, 24 September 2009

RESIDENTS at Bradford on Avon on the Kennet & Avon Canal want mooring stopped in the town as they believe boats are responsible for crumbling towpaths.

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