16 September 2014
THE Mayor of Ellesmere Port, Coun Brian Jones, has officially re-opened the Porter Row Cottages at the Canal & River Trust’s National Waterways Museum.
Past residents and their families together with volunteers joined the Mayor for a ribbon cutting and street party to celebrate the work of the volunteers and contractors in restoring this much loved exhibition.
14 September 2014
‘LET there be no repeat, boaters must respect their gas appliances’; says the Boat Safety Scheme (BSS) during national Gas Safety Week 2014 (September 15-21) in remembering last winter’s twin fatalities from carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning on a small commercial fishing boat in Whitby harbour.
According to the Marine Accident Investigation Branch (MAIB) report on fv Eshcol, the sleeping victims died in their bunks from the highly toxic fumes given off by a poorly maintained LPG-burning cooker used incorrectly as a heater to warm the accommodation space and there was no CO alarm to wake them.
- All party group publishes report into Trust’s progress
- Ponty nameplate stolen from loco
- Canal & River Trust launches water resources consultation
- Open meeting at Milton Keynes
- Winter mooring pilot scheme to continue
- Kier wins new canal engineering contract
- Tall ships at Canary Wharf
- Applications open for extended term Irish moorings
- Boat owner fined for creating wash on Thames
16 September 2014
Church Minshull Aqueduct Marina is the perfect base for private and share boat owners looking for a full range of facilities. Ideally situated at the heart of Cheshire’s canal network, the established marina offers a full range of services including a well-stocked chandlery, workshops, hardstanding and brokerage all with experienced staff to carry out your work or advise you on site.
CLOSING DATE: Wednesday, 31st December 2014
If you are planning a trip on your boat near a Castle Marina why not bring your boat in to try our marina and services?
2 June 2014
AFTER dealing with the damage caused by the winter’s storms, Buckingham Canal Society (BCS) work party volunteers have been working alongside a group from Network Rail for a team building day.
The task was to put a pair of old lock gates to good use again at Hyde Lane Lock within the Buckingham Canal Nature Reserve near Thornborough Mill. BCS leases the reserve from Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, and Oxfordshire Wildlife Trust (BBOWT) and manage it on their behalf.
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8 September 2014
The Saltisford Canal Trust is again taking part in the Heritage Open Days with a weekend of free, fun packed, special canal heritage events on Saturday and Sunday September 13-14, from 9.30 am to 5 pm at its canalside gardens in the centre of Warwick.
Inside the craft marquee will be handmade gifts while outside will be short boat trips aboard Saltie 2, historic steam narrowboat Adamant will be on show as well as model boat displays, Warwickshire WI cake stall, real ale, rock & roll dancers, folk music, and a chance to meet a friendly pygmy goat!
8 September 2014
VISITORS will be able to step back in time when the Canal & River Trust’s Ellesmere canal repair yard in Shropshire is opened to the public as part of Heritage Open Days Weekend and Ellesmere Festival.
The event offers the opportunity for the public to see behind the scenes of historic buildings that are not normally open to the public.
10 July 2014
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 video shows Craning a new Narrowboat into the marina.
6 June 2014
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 video shows Craig Allen carrying out a hull survey.
Current Issue: Sep 2014
♦ 509 boats for sale
♦ Reader Offer: Free weekend berth at Castle Marina
♦ Bride and groom in boat hijack!
♦ Seven miles from land
♦ From narrowboat to barrow boat
♦ Cash boost for canal dredging
♦ Keeping heritage skills alive
♦ Anniversary water festival
♦ Sharing mooring sites
• Next issue on sale: September 25, 2014