Extra effort for IWA festival

Published: Wednesday, 26 July 2017

THE problems with Sandiacre Lock on the Erewash Canal meant the working of one boat at a time, but with a Inland Waterways Association festival taking place on the waterway, a special effort is being made by the Canal & River Trust.

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Am I waiting in vain?

Published: Monday, 24 July 2017

I NOTICE that the pro Canal & River Trust publishers have 'gone to town' on the wonderful things that the Trust has achieved over the past year, and was waiting to see if narrowboatworld had fallen for it.

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Two river navigations closed

Published: Monday, 24 July 2017

YESTERDAY and today saw two river navigations closed owing to lock failures.

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Another death at Bedford Embankment

Published: Monday, 24 July 2017

THE police have told that the man who was pulled from the River Great Ouse at Bedford was 39 years old Zbigien Lasocki.

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New narrowboat for charity

Published: Monday, 24 July 2017

IT WAS exactly 30 years ago that Princess Alexandra launched a narrowboat for the Lyneal Trust at Ellesmere, and last week returned to launched its new one.

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Low water on the Chesterfield

Published: Monday, 24 July 2017

THE locks up to Turnerwood are currently closed on the Chesterfield Canal through lack of water.

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The awards

Published: Monday, 24 July 2017

Victor asks 'I just wonder what next? Someone will think up something'. What about 'the straightest length of canal award' or 'the windiest length of canal award'. Now here's a better one 'the most visited length of canal award'.

Bill Ridgeway

Victor: Shrinking

Published: Sunday, 23 July 2017

I WONDER if the waterway locks, after 200 odd years of use have about reached the end of their tether, as many seem to be shrinking.

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Canoeists jumping lights in Foulridge Tunnel

Published: Friday, 21 July 2017

YOU stated that allowing canoeists into canals tunnels was a bad decision, and it certainly is as I discovered in Foulridge Tunnel, writes Francis Barnet.

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How active (and effective) is the IWA?

Published: Friday, 21 July 2017

AS I understand it, the main objective (in short) of the Inland Waterways Association (IWA) is to look after the interests of its members, writes Bill Ridgeway.

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