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SUMBA works on two fronts

IN GLORIOUS sunshine 14 volunteers helped complete the  SUMBA’s (Shropshire Union Middlewich Branch Adopters) 78th work party at two locations on Saturday May 14. With lots of boats around there was plenty of interaction...

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Fine weather next for Audlem volunteers

RAIN forced a change of plan at Audlem Canal & River Trust Towpath Taskforce’s event on Wednesday May 11. Instead of painting they refurbed signs and totem poles throughout the Audlem Lock flight and...

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Canalside museum wins conservation award

THE Lion Salt Works Museum, near Northwich, Cheshire won its sixth prestigious award since opening less than a year ago. The museum, in partnership with BECK, one of its exhibition fit-out contributors, won the...

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Braunston builder hosts open days

BOAT builders Peter Nicholls Steel Boats are hosting an open tea at the Braunston Marina Trade Centre NN11 7JH on Sunday and Monday May 29-30 to showcase a selection of wide beam boats. Open...

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Carnival spirit for half term at Dudley

FAMILIES visiting Dudley Canal Trust during half term will be able to join in Olympic themed games and make their own carnival masks as the world warms up for the 2016 Olympic Games in...

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Win a year’s free boating at Crick

BRITISH Waterways Marinas Ltd (BWML) is marking the anniversary celebrations at this year’s Crick Boat Show (May 28-30) with a competition to win a year’s free boating worth £4500. The lucky winner will receive...