9 October 2015
THE Lancaster Canal Trust and Waterways Recovery Group are carrying out management work between Well Heads Lane, Hincaster Horse Path and Tunnel area, near Kendal, in late October.
Working in cooperation with Canal and River Trust, English Heritage, Forestry Commission, SLDC and Parish councils, this is part of the advance work to eventually re water this section of canal and restore the endangered wildlife corridor habitat.
8 October 2015
RETAILERS in England are being urged by The Inland Waterways Association to help improve local communities by allocating substantial amounts from a windfall levy on plastic shopping bags towards cleaning up canal and river amenities, which are blighted by plastic and other waste.
The IWA has revealed that in 2014 its volunteers dedicated 7000 hours to canal cleanup work parties across the country, up 45% on 2013. Along with some unexpected finds are considerable quantities of “the usual suspects”, the charity said, including supermarket trollies, plastic bags, bottles and other packaging waste.
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- Canal trust bids for award to buy narrowboat
- South Derbyshire Towpath Taskforce seeks volunteers
- IWA announces winners of national awards
- Canal College wins Heritage Angels award
- Waterways baron sells for £6800
- Dolphin sighting at Sharpness Port
- Volunteers take to canoes to clean up Greenford canal
- Former waterways minister elected to chair All Party Parliamentary Group
- Winter moorings go on sale
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.
20 May 2015
By navigating through various sections of the boat, you are given access to a timeline summary explaining how boating technology such as radar and life jackets have developed over the years and what the latest technological development has been. Click Here>>
1 April 2015
Janet Richardson visits the Canal & River Trust’s most northerly outpost
BELIEVED to be the only Canal & River Trust navigation without a narrowboat to its name, the River Tees flows for 85 miles from its source at Cross Fell in the North Pennines to reach the North Sea between Hartlepool and Redcar.
It used to be tidal for 21km (around 13 miles) until the Tees Barrage was built in the early 1990s between the industrial towns of Middlesbrough with its iconic Transporter Bridge and Stockton-on-Tees, starting point for the world’s first public railway, to protect them from flooding and the effects of tidal change.
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6 October 2015
PAINTINGS and drawings from the English Canals are the subject of the From the Cut exhibition at the Burslem School of Art in Stoke on Trent until October 31.
They are the work of boating couple Paul O'Donnell who produces pen and ink drawings and his partner Frances Naggs who specialises in watercolours and acrylics.
The exhibition is open on Mondays to Fridays from 10am to 5.30pm.
30 September 2015
A MAJOR conference on how maritime and industrial heritage can boost the future of waterfront cities will be held in Liverpool for the first time this month.
The event at the Titanic Hotel, Stanley Dock, is free to the public and will include talks by several nationally - acclaimed maritime, transport and industrial experts and will take place on October 19-20.
29 September 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 we look at Blacking a Narrowboat - The narrowboat has been hauled out of the water after a survey has taken place and before a blacking. This video clip shows the marks made by a surveyor when they use their ultra sound equipment to measure the thickness of the hull.
26 August 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 we look at Blacking a Narrowboat 1 - Hauling out a narrowboat.
Current Issue: August 2015
Volunteer of the Year: Still time to nominate your choice
New boater on the ropes
The best of Braunston
Crick Show boat review
373 boats for sale
Historic aqueduct carries men and machines to stop canal leak
Van appeal making progress
Princess opens extension
Recycling bin roll-out
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