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photographer sunset lake with boats the world’s greatest inventions April 22, 2022 by Robert Grindley In 'Back to the Drawing Board', Robert Grindley looks at the world's greatest inventions that have enhanced, enriched, saved or simplified our lives in some way.
rcr Perth rcr to launch river coastal rescue in perth April 5, 2022 by River Canal Rescue After more than 20 years providing inland waterway users with marine breakdown and recovery services in the UK, River Canal Rescue is going global and launching a similar business –…
bob bolton on severn estuary sharpness to bristol April 4, 2022 by Bob Bolton Cruising from Sharpness to Bristol is not a journey which you can undertake on your own or without considerable preparation and planning. Bob Bolton tells us how to prepare our…
battery terminals cable to terminal post connections April 1, 2022 by Steve Hutson Why do cable/terminal post connections matter? Figures from the marine insurance industry reveal that over 35% of fires on board small boats can be attributed to overheated electrical cables...
stonemasons' marks in Roman numerals hidden marks and messages in our canal network March 25, 2022 by Susan Gebbels Whilst travelling around the inland waterways network I have been interested to see dates, inscriptions and shapes cut into the stones that form the canals, especially around the lock chambers.…
boats moored at Shepherds Patch on the Gloucester and Sharpness secrets of running a successful boating business March 9, 2022 by Lilly Miller Lilly Miller tells us what steps we should take to set up and run a successful boating business. She includes details such as licensing, training, recruiting suitable staff etc.
Michael Nye boat with sunset model making March 9, 2022 by Michael Nye Michael Nye makes a model of the 'Mayfly' - the boat at the core of his Mayfly books. He ends up with a fully operational 18" boat complete with outboard…
kingfishers on branch alice in waterways land March 8, 2022 by Iris Lloyd Iris Lloyd tells us about the work of the Waterside Chaplaincy as her colleague Alice becomes a fully licenced and commissioned Waterways Chaplain.
water safety mna waterwatch responder guidelines March 2, 2022 by Clive Edwards Clive Edwards shares the MNA Waterwatch responder guidelines on how to rescue someone from the water whilst keeping yourself safe, whether on land or in a boat.
cooking on the cut with lisa munday cooking on the cut March 2, 2022 by Lisa Munday I’m super happy to be on board the CanalsOnline Magazine and quite honestly don’t know where to start as I have so many ideas and recipes to share.  I’m also…
cartoon drawing of Devid Scowcrovich trust me, we have the answer March 1, 2022 by Devid Scowcrovich We at the Banal and Dither Trust (Life is Better by South Shields) are exasperated, sad and fed up. We are not appreciated by boat owners. We have prevented dams…
ships wheel the voice of reason March 1, 2022 by Simon Woollen Winter. I hate it - tons of free time on your hands with dark winter evenings for boat projects, but as always the weather / life stops everything. (I am…
canal wanderer duck standedge tunnel March 1, 2022 by Dawn Smallwood Dawn recalls her walks around Standedge Tunnel on the Huddersfield Narrow Canal. With this article, she includes some of her own vibrant paintings.
canal scene webbs of the wharf March 1, 2022 by Kerry Dainty Our story starts with the birth of a baby boy on the outskirts of Norton Estate before the Bridgewater canal was even built. The year was 1759, and Samuel Webb…
winter sunshine finding the right balance March 1, 2022 by Martin Duggan Buying a narrowboat is a consideration not to be taken lightly. We bought our boat to cruise the cut and experience the nature and the seasons at close hand, to…
playing pinball machine ever since I was a young boy January 20, 2022 by Robert Grindley Robert Grindley looks at the history of pinball machines, from when they first started to appear in bars, to when they were systematically destroyed because they were thought to have…

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