Towpath Talk

New chairman for NABO

AT NABOs AGM held at the Wolverhampton Boat Club on Saturday November 12, Stella Ridgway was elected chairman replacing Mike Rodd who stood down after serving a three-year term.   Stella lives aboard her narrowboat on the Upper Peak Forest Canal...

Waterways campaigner receives national award

A LOCAL waterways campaigner from South Wales has won an award from the Inland Waterways Association as the person who has made the most significant contribution to the restoration of inland waterways in the...

Colours of the Cut by Edward Paget-Tomlinson

Company colours of working boats Reviewer: Robert Davies MANY of you will recall, with pleasure, the Colours of the Cut series that featured in Waterways World magazine between 1987 and 1994. These superb paintings,...

How to Read Water by Tristan Gooley

From puddles to the sea Reviewer: Elizabeth Rogers THE water of a river is much more than an expanse running between two banks; there is much more we can learn from and about the...

Cockerel’s in the Cut by John Blunn

A valuable social record Reviewer: Harry Arnold JOHN Blunn worked for some of the leading canal carrying companies – Fellows Morton & Clayton, Thomas Clayton and Samuel Barlow – then came back to the...

Characters of the cut

Elizabeth Rogers met non-tidal River Thames harbourmaster Andrew Graham and his successor Barry Russell before Andrew’s retirement. AS THE River Thames waterways operations managers, known as harbourmasters, ensure a seamless flow for the users...

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