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.
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.
- Floating 'tractor' to clear tunnel blockage
- Joining forces in flood recovery work
- Are you building a dream home on land or on the water?
- CRT & IWA give evidence to HS2 Select Committee
- Volunteers needed to bring Saul Junction to life
- 2016 Living Waterways Awards open for entries
- Birthday means prizes at Norbury Wharf
- Better boating links to Liverpool
- Pocklington Canal project restores window on the past
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.
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.
3 February 2016
IN THE wake of the recent flooding events, many district and local authorities are faced with the challenge of replacing large numbers of damaged and broken bridges as soon as possible. Speed of repair and returning life to normal quickly is vital in the aftermath of these challenging situations.
This is especially so for key transport routes across damaged bridges that has left communities separated or key transport arteries impassable, with inevitable knock on effects to access and ongoing commercial activity.
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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.
9 February 2016
THE Canal & River Trust Audlem Towpath Task Force will be holding a work party at Audlem on Saturday February 13, with the plan being to undertake some gardening and planting 15 boxes worth of wild flower seeds donated by the CRT Audlem volunteers.
Meeting point and parking is at the Shroppie Fly, Audlem CW3 0DX at 10am.
2 December 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's clip shows how to use a pumpout toilet and where it is on a typical narrowboat.
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