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Seend Wharf Bridge works under way

Seend Wharf Bridge works under way

25 November 2015

A £720,000 project to complete essential repairs to Seend Wharf Bridge over the Kennet & Avon Canal has begun.

The Canal & River Trust is carrying out the work, which will involve repairing cracks, strengthening the bridge arch and abutments, and fixing sections of the canal wall below the water level.


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Volunteers unearth 200-year-old lock

24 November 2015

HISTORIC brickwork has been exposed for the first time in over 200 years as part of a project to restore a derelict lock on the Grantham Canal.

Teams of volunteers from the Grantham Canal Society and Waterway Recovery Group have been working at Lock 15 and have uncovered features designed and built by renowned canal engineer William Jessop over two centuries ago.


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Featured Videos

1 October 2015

Haven Knox-Johnston - The people behind the ads 2015

As boat insurance specialists of over 25 years it should be no surprise that Haven Knox-Johnston staff are mostly either boat owners, regular boaters - or just boating enthusiasts!

This shared passion for boating was the idea behind creation of a memorable advertising campaign featuring Haven’s own staff.

This clip gives a fascinating insight into how the photos were captured featuring individuals working in a real boating environment.

Good to know that ‘the insurance people who share your passion’ really do enjoy and understand all aspects of boating.

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Feature Articles

Winter is best but what about the leaves?

Winter is best but what about the leaves?

2 November 2015

FOR some it is the time of the year to drain down the water system, check the coolant for antifreeze and winterise the boat.
For others November is the start of the best part of the year for boating – not a green and summery experience, granted, but a different type of beauty as the leaves change and fall and new views open up beside the canal.

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What's On

Festive family fun at Fradley Junction

24 November 2015

A DAY of festive fun is coming to Fradley Junction with families able to enjoy some Christmas crafts and discover the wintery wildlife around them.

On Sunday December 6, the Canal & River Trust is inviting families to the junction, which marks where the historic Coventry and Trent & Mersey Canals meet, to join in the Christmas spirit.


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Blacking a narrowboat 3

2 November 2015

EACH month we bring you a video from Whilton Marina’s About Narrowboating channel on YouTube. There are over 50 films covering everything from Blacking a Narrowboat to Different Types of Handrails. This month's clip Blacking a narrowboat 3 shows pressure washing a narrowboat before the blacking can start.


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