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Lock open day at Bradford-on-Avon

ONE of the busiest locks on the canal network will be hosting an open day on Sunday (February 26). Visitors to the lock at Bradford-on-Avon will have the rare opportunity to learn more about...

Open day at Doncaster Town Lock

THERE will be a chance to descend into Doncaster Town Lock on the Sheffield & South Yorkshire Navigations during an open day tomorrow (Saturday February 25). As part of this year’s winter restoration and...

Canal & River Trust to review boat licensing

THE Canal & River Trust is announcing the start of the first phase of its independent consultation about how boats are licensed on its waterways. Its current licensing system has remained largely unchanged for...

Man of Iron

Thomas Telford and the building of Britain Reviewer: Robert Davies IN THE preface of his book Man of Iron, author Julian Glover, who was chief speechwriter to David Cameron, suggests that ‘in the years...

Middle Level Navigation Notes 2017

A cruising guide to the Middle Level waterways Reviewer: Harry Arnold ANYONE using the Middle Level section of the Fenland waterways should get the latest edition of the Commissioners’ cruising instructions Middle Level Navigation...

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