Great Open Day at Clayworth

Published: Wednesday, 05 April 2017

THE Chesterfield Canal was a glorious sight in bright sunshine, with dozens of boats moored for many hundreds of yards in both directions along the canal bank at the Open Day at Clayworth.

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Flight open—then closed again

Published: Wednesday, 05 April 2017

OWING  to pollution, the Northampton Flight of the Grand Union Canal was closed to navigation on Sunday (2nd),  then re-opened the following day.

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'No Entry' is there for a reason

Published: Tuesday, 04 April 2017

THIS morning two, obviously not too sensible, boaters decided to ignore the rather large  'No Entry' signs on the Trent by Sawley Lock and take a cruise up river towards the weir—and became well and truly stuck!

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Victor: Not an April Fool joke

Published: Sunday, 02 April 2017

ONE or two of you have congratulated us on the April Fool 'Egg' story. But alas, it was no April Fool joke.

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The 'Bargees' have missed this one

Published: Saturday, 01 April 2017

WE ARE surely all aware of the the policy of the 'Bargees', but they have missed a trick to get long term moorings without a proper licence—as one fella has.

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Oh Dear!

Published: Friday, 31 March 2017

Oh dear! Indeed—if you wanted to take your narrowboat over the Edstone Aqueduct at Wootton Wawen on the Stratford-on-Avon Canal.

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Mostly litter for nest

Published: Thursday, 30 March 2017

SUCH is the amount of litter in the Leeds & Liverpool Canal in Blackburn, that it has killed natural growth with t5he result that the swans can only build their nests mostly out of rubbish.

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Man knocked into canal

Published: Thursday, 30 March 2017

A walker on the road at Swarkstone by the Trent & Mersey Canal yesterday afternoon (Wednesday) was struck by a vehicle  involved in a crash and knocked into the canal.

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What hope for the bridge?

Published: Thursday, 30 March 2017

THOUGH not built for the traffic of today, Bishopton Bridge on the Stratford-upon-Avon Canal has become a rat-run for traffic, and with 500 new homes being built nearby, will hardly stand the pounding.

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Another bridge clouted—update

Published: Thursday, 30 March 2017

THERE has been yet another canal bridge clouted by a car and again it closes the waterway.

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