31 October 2014
THE fire at Staffordshire-based SP Fireworks on Thursday, October 30 has gutted the offices of neighbouring business River Canal Rescue destroying all stock and membership documents.
RCR managing director Stephanie Horton was in the office at the time of the explosions, which blasted outside her front door. She managed to escape and was treated for the effects of smoke inhalation.
31 October 2014
BUILDING work has started this week on a new waterside development of 14 family homes in the heart of Lancaster.
H2O, a partnership between the Canal & River Trust and niche property development company bloc, is bringing a new lease of life to a disused, historic canal wharf, Aldcliffe Yard, situated in a city centre conservation area off Aldcliffe Road.
- Lucky escape for boaters
- Lottery boost for Burnley canal wharf
- Therapeutic benefits of canals and rivers
- Partnership chairs appointed in two regions
- Waterways Ireland consults on Heritage & Biodiversity Plan
- Montgomery Canal towpath improvements
- Shannon Blueway launched with a splash
- Quagga mussel discovered for first time in UK
- Plug pulled ready to start Regent's Canal repairs
26 September 2014
Crick Marina: A Great Place To Moor
Since opening in 1996, Crick Marina has become one of the most sought-after marinas in the country, based on its quiet and central location, friendly people, realistic prices and, since 2000, its annual boat show. Visit: www.crickmarina.com
Church Minshull Aqueduct Marina
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: Thursday, 13th November 2014
Born in America in 1999, the Original Muck Boot Company began its journey with the sole purpose of supplying the most comfortable, high performance outdoor footwear in the market. Over the years, Muck Boot has expanded into work, farm and garden, outdoor sporting, equestrian, and casual footwear. Today, Muck Boot has built a reputation for providing the most reliable footwear that works anytime, anywhere, and in the harshest conditions. The exclusive technology and construction sets the standard for comfort and quality in outdoor footwear.
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?
27 October 2014
AFTER a great summer for most, it’s perhaps easy to forget the carnage caused by last winter’s storms and floods, particularly to boats left afloat.
Online boat insurer, Craftinsure.com, has therefore issued a timely reminder with advice to help reduce the risks of sinking and damage:
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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31 October 2014
THE Birmingham Canal Navigations Society holds its 23rd annual bonfire rally this weekend, starting with the AGM on Friday October 31 at 7pm followed by Black Country entertainment..
On Saturday November 1, the bonfire and firework display will take place on the Engine Branch Canal next to the Smethwick Enterprise Centre off Rolfe Street B66 2AR. The fie will be lit at 7.30pm followed by the fireworks at 8pm.
27 October 2014
ENJOY a day of spooky fun in the enchanted Queen’s House at the National Museum, Greenwich on Friday October 31 from 11am until 4pm.
There will be ghostly activities and scary entertainment for all ages, and prizes to be won for best costume.
23 September 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 clip explains how a boat surveyor checks a stern gear on a hull when they are doing a survey.
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.
Current Issue: Nov 2014
♦ 438 boats for sale
♦ Boaters petition CRT over speeding cyclists
♦ Making waves at Maesbury
♦ Landmark celebrations at Parkhead Festival
♦ The pros and cons of composting loos
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