Helicopter to repair reservoir

Published: Friday, 02 October 2009

MARCH Haigh reservoir in the Pennines near Marsden, supplying the Huddersfield Narrow Canal, was in urgent need of repair, but there was only an old pack horse route to it.

Making towpaths safer from cyclists

Published: Thursday, 01 October 2009

FREE bells were given to cyclists by the Eccleshill Neighbourhood Police Team and Bradford Council at Dobson Lock on the Leeds & Liverpool on Wednesday (30th September) to attempt to cut down on accidents between cyclist and pedestrians using the towpath.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Was it rescued?

Published: Friday, 25 September 2009

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

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.