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.

MP joins in fight against BW

Published: Thursday, 24 September 2009

THE Bromsgrove MP, Julie Kirkbride, has joined in the controversy against British Waterways selling  Tardebigge New Wharf cottages.

Want mooring stopped to save towpath

Published: Thursday, 24 September 2009

RESIDENTS at Bradford on Avon on the Kennet & Avon Canal want mooring stopped in the town as they believe boats are responsible for crumbling towpaths.

Grantham to be filled in

Published: Thursday, 24 September 2009

THE Grantham Canal is to be filled in at Stragglethorpe to facilitate the widening of the A46.

Welsh Restoration

Published: Wednesday, 23 September 2009
WE MAY no longer have a British Waterways board director with responsibility for boaters (not that the one we had was of any use!) but we do have one with responsibility for Wales—John Bridgeman, writes Allan Richards.

Competition winner

Published: Friday, 04 September 2009

THE winner of the 'Where is it?' narrowboatworld photographic competition has been announced, having correctly named 27 of the photograph locations.