For the Inclined Plane

Published: Friday, 05 March 2010

A SPECIAL event is being held at Foxton Locks at Easter to raise funds for the Inclined Plane.

Cleaning the tidal Thames

Published: Friday, 05 March 2010
THE banks of the tidal Thames had a good clean-up on Tuesday (2nd March) as it was the lowest tide for five years.

Another waterside development goes bust

Published: Friday, 05 March 2010

FAILING to obtain a bond from the developers of a 'prestigious' waterside development, Wakefield taxpayers are left with a big bill after the developers went bust.

Bodge jobs

Published: Friday, 05 March 2010

MANY of you will possibly remember the major breach on the Stourbridge Canal that was eventually repaired and then earlier this year breached again.

More cyclists problems

Published: Thursday, 04 March 2010

BRITISH Waterways has warned about cyclists problems on the Regents  and Grand Union towpaths, and a report has called for money to make the roads streets and paths adjacent to the canals safer for cyclists.

Petrol caused nine fires in 2009.

Published: Thursday, 04 March 2010

PETROL generators and the like have caused nine boat fires in 2009, the Boat Safety Scheme reveals. A dramatic increase from just one the year previously.

Easter tea cruises

Published: Wednesday, 03 March 2010

THE  Waterway Museum at Gloucester is running  a special tea cruise along the Gloucester & Sharpness Canal on Easter Sunday.

Allen Mathews—a tribute

Published: Wednesday, 03 March 2010

TRIBUTES have been flooding in to the OwnerShips website following the death of its managing director Allen Mathews, writes Allan Richards. Allen Mathews was the man who invented the concept of shared ownership and proved the sceptics wrong.

Pennywort spreading North

Published: Wednesday, 03 March 2010

THE invasive quick growing weed, Floating Pennywort, firmly established in the canals and rivers of the South and Midlands, is now spreading North.

Good result

Published: Monday, 01 March 2010

WHEN Peter Lloyd kindly sent us the reports and photographs of the narrowboat that sunk outside its marina, we included his blog address, as a 'thank you'.