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The Turf

A Tudor gem FEW places on earth can feel solitary at the same time as welcoming people. There’s a secret spot in Devon that attracts hordes every year for the rare thrill of that...

Another piece of Cotswold jigsaw falls into place

COTSWOLD Canals Trust and Stroud District Council have welcomed the news that the Canal & River Trust is backing the bid to reconnect Stroud to the national canal network. Canal & River Trust trustees...

Progress report on bridge works

THE old bridge at Vicars Hall on the Bridgewater Canal has now been demolished and work is ongoing to construct the replacement, writes Colin Wareing. Contractors, Harry Fairclough construction of Warrington are in the...

Photographers capture the essence of the waterways

THE Inland Waterways Association (IWA) has just announced the winner of its prestigious annual photographic competition. The best photographs submitted receive the ultimate accolade of being featured on the Association’s Christmas cards and calendar. This...

Award for British Marine Boat Shows

BRITISH Marine Boat Shows, organisers of the Southampton and London Boat Show, were named Best Operations Team 2017 at the prestigious Exhibition News (EN) Awards at ExCeL London. Both Shows bring their own logistical...

Canals firmly in focus

CANAL history is in focus thanks to the National Library of Scotland, whose moving image collection, based at Glasgow’s Kelvin Hall since September 2016, is now being made more available than ever before, thanks...

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