Towpath Talk

Historic pumping station gets a facelift

THANKS to a generous £100,000 donation from the players of the People’s Postcode Lottery the Canal & River Trust is restoring a historic Grade II listed pumping station along the Grand Union Canal near...

Revised opening date for Elland Bridge

CALDERDALE Council and the Canal & River Trust, who are working together to rebuild flood-damaged Elland Bridge, have revised the expected reopening date due to complications with installing essential cables and pipes for utilities....

London tunnel gets crucial check-up

THE 200-year old Maida Hill Tunnel, which carries the Regent’s Canal under Edgware Road for more than 250 metres, was inspected this week. With no towpath the tunnel is little seen by Londoners other...

Planting project at Uppermill

DURING the autumn the Uppermill Community Association (UCAN), supported by the Canal & River Trust, focused on planting of wild flowers at designated areas along the Huddersfield Narrow Canal towpath. A project day in...

Winter moorings prove popular

AS WINTER settles in the Canal & River Trust is reporting that more boaters than ever before are taking up moorings for the season, with the number of winter mooring permits sold rising 15%...

Words on water from the bard of Barnsley

THE bard of Barnsley, poet Ian McMillan, has written a poem to celebrate the special bond between Yorkshire people and the county’s historic waterways and reflecting on the role that local communities have played...

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