Get those Erewash anti-vandal locks replaced

Published: Monday, 26 September 2022

TIME and time again the Erewash Canal is closed to boating as vandals have opened paddles and drained pounds.

Victor tells the tale of two windlasses

Published: Saturday, 24 September 2022

WITH paddles no longer greased and our getting older(!) something had to be done to make working locks a little easier.

Three stoppages in one day!

Published: Saturday, 24 September 2022

EVEN for Canal & River Trust this is exceptionable—three canals closed in one day!

Bilgeaway filter fitting for free!

Published: Saturday, 24 September 2022

BOAT owners who book a service with River Canal Rescue buying a Bilgeaway filter will have it fitted free!

Sustainable Boating Pledge launched

Published: Thursday, 22 September 2022

SUSTAINABLE Boating Pledge has been launched at the Southampton International Boat Show.

Boaters' facilities protected on Middle Level

Published: Thursday, 22 September 2022

THE campaign against the plan to remove boaters' facilities in March on the Nene has resulted in the decision being reversed.

'Cox on the rocks' once again

Published: Thursday, 22 September 2022

THE Leeds & Liverpool Swing Bridge, Coxhead, is 'on the rocks' once more.

'Closed period' on the waterways!

Published: Thursday, 22 September 2022

WELL, never knew we had a closed period on the canals! Writes Brian D Jarrett.

'1984' at Standedge!

Published: Thursday, 22 September 2022

IN GEORGE Orwell's 1984, there is a passage where Winston Smith is in a beauty spot and a voice on a loudspeaker admonishes him, writes Stuart Field.

Victor finds it slow going

Published: Saturday, 17 September 2022

REALISING there were many more moored boats than the last time we cruised up the Shroppie we decided on a count of them coming back from Market Drayton.