Wonderful British Waterways

Published: Friday, 09 April 2010

After returning from an Easter trip on our broad beam on the Leeds & Liverpool Canal felt I just had to contact you to sing the praises of our wonderful British Waterways, writes Lesley Carter.

£100,000 to repair towpath

Published: Friday, 09 April 2010

BRITISH Waterways is spending £100,000 on a 160 yards length of towpath on the Kennet & Avon Canal, as cyclists are complaining of its condition.

Ferry back in business

Published: Thursday, 08 April 2010

THE chain ferry across the Avon at Stratford is back in business after its much needed overhaul.

Horse boating on the Huddersfield

Published: Thursday, 08 April 2010

THE Horseboating Society has organised a trip in April that includes legging through Standedge Tunnel.

Saving on dredging

Published: Thursday, 08 April 2010

A NEW system has been developed that could help with the dredging of the waterways, and save costs.

Failure on the Rochdale

Published: Wednesday, 07 April 2010

A BOATER on the Rochdale Canal yesterday (Tuesday) half opened a gate on Black Pit Lock at Hebden Bridge when the retaining collar fractured causing the gate to drop and rest on the floor of the lock, writes Brian Holmes.

Work starts on Caldon breach

Published: Wednesday, 07 April 2010

WORK has now started on the breach on the Caldon Canal near its terminus at Leek which occurred in November.

Blocked Forty Foot

Published: Wednesday, 07 April 2010

BOATERS who cruise the Middle Level are protesting against the Environment Agency for its refusal to clear a small length of the Forty Foot to allow access to and from the Old Bedford River, Alan Tilbury tells us.

Break-in at Foxton

Published: Wednesday, 07 April 2010

A NARROWBOAT was broken into as it was moored on the Market Harborough Arm at Foxton below the locks.

Stolen silver found in Ashby Canal

Published: Friday, 02 April 2010

INSTEAD of the odd windless and rubbish, workmen dredging the Ashby Canal were amazed to dredge up two silver chalices and a silver plate.