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Points could win prizes in RYA competition

THROUGHOUT July, clubs, training centres, marinas and other marine organisations signed up to the RYA Joining Point programme will not only receive commission for every RYA member they sign up, but they will also...

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Feats of engineering awarded ‘Red Wheels’

TWO examples of engineering from the 1790s, that have stood the test of time on the Peak Forest Canal at Marple, have been awarded prestigious ‘Red Wheel’ plaques by the Transport Trust. Marple Aqueduct...

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Canals Are My World by Iris Bryce

Upright pianos and on-board saunas – canal boat life in the 1980s Reviewer: Kathryn Smith IF INITIALLY it appears odd that the Canal Book Shop has chosen to reprint Canals Are My World, the...

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The Narrowboat Guide by Tony Jones

A wealth of information in this step-by-step guide Reviewer: Kathryn Smith SOMETIMES when out walking you unexpectedly catch a whiff of diesel or crammed on a commuter train a canal flashes past and you...

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TV star visits canal project

POIROT star David Suchet, unveiled a newly refurbished Boundary Post alongside the Lichfield Canal on Friday (June 17). Suchet, who is a Vice President of Lichfield and Hatherton Canals Restoration Trust, unveiled the post...

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Lottery boost for Wendover Arm scheme

A PROJECT to restore the Wendover Arm of the Grand Union Canal has taken a step closer after receiving initial support from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF). The Canal & River Trust, working in...

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Volunteers toast Queen’s birthday

SINCE the group’s inception,  all the Uppermill Community Association, supported by the Canal & River Trust, activity days have culminated in more than 400 hours of volunteering. Clean-up initiatives have improved its adopted section...