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Spread the love to your canal this Valentine's Day

13 February 2016

WHETHER it’s where that special someone popped the question, the spot you saw your first kingfisher or just a favourite place to relax, waterway visitors across the country can now spread the love to their favourite stretch of canal or river this Valentine’s Day.

The Canal & River Trust is launching Love My Stretch, a new website inviting people to find their favourite stretch on a map, share their waterway love story, and donate to help care for the waterways.
 

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Research fellow for National Waterways Museum

Research fellow for National Waterways Museum

12 February 2016

THE Canal & River Trust has appointed its first honorary research fellow as part of a drive to increase awareness of the rich social history of Britain’s canals and rivers.
Dr Jodie Matthews, from the University of Huddersfield, will work with CRT’s museums and archives, and alongside canal researchers and industrial historians, to promote greater public appreciation, new research and understanding of the importance of Britain’s waterways.

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Featured Videos

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.

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Feature Articles

The Lamppost dog cafe

The Lamppost dog cafe

9 February 2016

FLOOD water doesn’t just affect people – ever since the River Calder burst its banks, pets have been falling ill.

Claire Gray, owner of the flooded Lamppost Café, explains the challenges facing pet owners in Hebden Bridge and the incredible response they’ve received from local dog walkers.

 

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What's On

Winter wildlife walk

9 February 2016

THE Community Roots Project aimed at improving the environment on the Rochdale and Huddersfield Narrow Canals is holding a Winter Wildlife Walk on Friday February 19.
This will start from Lock 50 on the Rochdale Canal at 1pm and will be a gentle informal wander down the towpath led by a nature guide pointing out and discussing the wildlife we see.
 

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Videos

A video to make you smile

20 January 2016

HERE'S a short video from Muggi to make you smile on a cold January morning!

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