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Full restoration of Staffordshire bridge to begin

Full restoration of Staffordshire bridge to begin

4 September 2015

A £1.3MILLION restoration of a historic Listed footbridge in Burton on Trent will begin this month.

Ferry Bridge, which crosses the River Trent from the town to Stapenhill, opened in 1889, replacing the ferry service.

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Chartered Trading Standards Institute approves Waterways Ombudsman Scheme

3 September 2015

THE Waterways Ombudsman has announced that the service has been unconditionally approved by the Chartered Trading Standards Institute as a Consumer ADR body under the Alternative Dispute Resolution for Consumer Disputes (Competent Authorities and Information) Regulations 2015.

The new legislation, which came into force on 9 July 2015, means that all dispute resolution providers must be certified by a government approved Competent Authority to operate within the sectors they serve.

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Featured Videos

24 August 2015

Marine Eco Gloss Surface Correction Kit

If your painted surfaces of you boat are dull or milky then this is the kit for you. It is a 3 part system that is environmentally friendly and does what you want it to do, namely bring your dull & milky paintwork back up to a high gloss for up to 5 years WITHOUT first removing the dull surface. Don't believe us? Then watch the video.
(For vessels up to & including 75 feet length)


Feature Articles

20 May 2015

By navigating through various sections of the boat, you are given access to a timeline summary explaining how boating technology such as radar and life jackets have developed over the years and what the latest technological development has been. Click Here>>


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Dawn Rose on show at heritage day

Dawn Rose on show at heritage day

4 September 2015

THE new Chesterfield Canal cuckoo boat Dawn Rose will be on show at Retford Heritage Day, Saturday September 12, just above Town Lock.
It will be towed there from Shireoaks on Thursday 10th and Friday 11th and will return on Sunday 13th and Monday 14th. This will be a fantastic opportunity to see it in motion, going through Worksop, Osberton, Ranby and Forest Locks etc.

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Blacking a narrowboat 1

26 August 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 we look at Blacking a Narrowboat 1 - Hauling out a narrowboat.

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Current Issue: August 2015

Issue August 2015

Volunteer of the Year: Still time to nominate your choice
New boater on the ropes
The best of Braunston
Crick Show boat review
373 boats for sale
Historic aqueduct carries men and machines to stop canal leak
Van appeal making progress
Princess opens extension
Recycling bin roll-out


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