September 2023


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Inside this month’s Towpath Talk…

Historic footbridge rebuilt by volunteers

A new footbridge over the River Gipping – Ipswich to Stowmarket Navigation – in Suffolk has recently been opened.

Flower is a budding boat horse

The Shropshire Union Main Line near Norbury recently saw a Shropshire Union fly-boat hauled by a horse, perhaps the first time there for 100 years. This rare and wonderful sight was the well-known Saturn, hauled by Flower, an eight-year-old mare.

Ferrying flock for sonic feast

Sally Clifford finds out how the canal – with a little help from some fleecy friends – played a part in a unique music celebration in West Yorkshire.

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