Towpath Talk

How to test your batteries and use a multi-meter.

TESTING battery voltage is not something the everyday boat owner would undertake, however, being able to test your own batteries gives you an insight into many things. The readings gained from checking your battery...

Characters of the cut: Tim & Ali Smith

Meashamware is just one of the lines collected by floating antique dealers Tim and Ali Smith. Julie Webb finds out more. AS A by-product of some genealogical research I recently discovered a distant connection...

Four Counties Ring and Caldon Canal

Book Review by Robert Davies A guide to the Four Counties Ring and Caldon Canal HERON MAPS was established in 2010 and since then has produced 12 maps in its Waterway Series. Its latest...

Northwich Through The Ages by Paul Hurley

Book Review by Harry Arnold A good example – but there could have been more THE format of this popular ‘Through The Ages’ format – a juxtaposition of old and modern photographs of the...

Writing the Thames by Christina Hardyment

Book review by Elizabeth Rogers The Thames’ place in literature FROM the accounts of the time during the Roman invasion when the River Thames proved a barrier to the progress of Julius Caesar, to recent royal jubilee pageant...

Ulster’s Inland Sea

Alison Alderton visits Lough Neagh – the largest lake in the British Isles. LINKED to the sea by the Lower Bann and bordered by five of Northern Ireland’s six counties, Lough Neagh is the...

A – Z of the Birmingham Canal Navigations

Reviewer: Robert Davies EDWARD Paget-Tomlinson, who I was privileged to meet and sadly is no longer with us, was a maritime and waterways historian, artist, museum curator, one-time owner of Gifford (now in custody...

Mind The Gap by Joyce Neil

Be careful what you wish for! Reviewer: Kathryn Smith Mind the Gap is the cautionary tale of Joyce and David Neil’s turbulent transition from running a café to designing and commission a wide beam,...

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