River Canal Rescue rises out of the ashes

29 January 2015

IN TRUE Phoenix-like fashion, River Canal Rescue is rising from the ashes after a fire in an adjoining building gutted its premises and stock.

It hopes to move into newly built offices by April.

The team has been working from a temporary office since November with emergency and general enquiry lines on divert to mobiles and post re-directed to its new address.

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Rare business opportunity on Fossdyke navigation

28 January 2015

THE Canal & River Trust is looking for a tenant to operate a stretch of moorings on the historic Fossdyke Navigation near Torksey Lock.

Dating back to Roman times, the Fossdyke is thought by some to be Britain’s oldest canal. Torksey Lock is a popular stopping point for boaters at the junction between the Fossdyke and the mighty River Trent.


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Towpath Treasures: Purton Hulks

Towpath Treasures: Purton Hulks

20 January 2015

THE Gloucester & Sharpness Canal sidles alongside the Severn estuary with its tame waters following the moody route of a river.

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What's On

Slough Canal friends start their spring campaign

27 January 2015

THE Friends of Slough Canal has made progress on various fronts during the past year towards the aim of turning the canal into a well-used amenity.

Mini clean-ups are held on a monthly basis targeted at specific locations, details of which can be found on the group's Facebook page. The next of these is on Saturday February 1, meeting Trenches Bridge at 10am.


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Whilton Marina: How to use nappy pins when mooring

19 January 2015

EACH month we bring you a video from Whilton Marina’s About Narrowboating channel on YouTube. There are currently 56 films covering everything from Blacking a Narrowboat to Different Types of Handrails. This quick video shows you how to use nappy pins when mooring your narrowboat on Armco.

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Current Issue: Feb 2015

Issue Feb 2015

• 411 boats for sale
• Holiday cruisers in pride of place at London Boat Show
• Who's helping to keep the home fires burning?
• Warning to boaters after canal arson
• First steps towards a new Wigan Pier
• Preserving the traditions of canal arts and crafts
• New customer services chief
• Solar park plans rejected • Grant boost for Staveley lock


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