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walking the cheshire ring 2 March 26, 2020 by Dawn Smallwood Dawn Smallwood recounts the second stage of her walks on the Cheshire Ring, this time walking the Rochdale Canal, Bridgewater Canal and the Trent & Mersey Canal.
rescue of river soar narrowboat March 23, 2020 by River Canal Rescue River Canal Rescue will be raising the capsized narrowboat at Barrow, on the River Soar, on Wednesday 25 March. Torrential rain and surging water caused the boat to break its…
MNA becomes volunteer ambassador for RNLI March 19, 2020 by Clive Edwards CLive Edwards, commodore of MNA Boat Club, suggests more Merchant Navy Association members should take the opportunity to work alongside the RNLI on coastal and inland waterways.
aftermath of the storms March 11, 2020 by River Canal Rescue Since the beginning of the year, storms Brendan, Ciara, Dennis and Jorge have battered the UK, causing problems for boat owners across the inland waterway network.
Aqueduct Marina Brokerage the view from the boat broker’s desk March 5, 2020 by Robert Parton With a new decade starting the Aqueduct Marina team at Church Minshull in Cheshire began to discuss the changing way people view, buy and sell boats through the brokerage. Aqueduct…
12 volts boating group heavy cable crimping March 5, 2020 by Graham Mills Graham Mills of 12volts boating group gives an illustrated step by step guide to heavy cable crimping for boaters tackling their own electrics.
de-winterising tips March 3, 2020 by River Canal Rescue As we shake off the cold weather and begin to embrace warmer climes, the changes in temperature signal the start of the boating season and with it a need to…
family of geese so good, it went in the book March 3, 2020 by Michael Nye Going back to the summer of 1965, when I was just nine years old, it was time for our second waterways holiday on a boat hired from T. W. Allen…
otter tunnel tips March 3, 2020 by Jo Henderson Some of the most exciting, or is that just Adrenalin-inducing, parts of cruising our canals are the tunnels of which there are 48 still in use across the network. Some…
canal scene the miners of crick March 2, 2020 by Kerry Dainty The little village of Crick is these days best known for the annual Crick Boat Show, thousands of pounds worth of canal related paraphernalia is showcased in an attempt to…
featured author – Kitty Irvine (spring 2020) March 1, 2020 by admin I was born and grew up in the north of England. From an early age, my parents were heavily involved in Scouting, so I spent many weekends and school holidays…
ship wheel against the sky an embarrassing problem March 1, 2020 by Simon Woollen It's dark , the worst days of winter and not very inspiring but I have a personal problem that needs addressing . I have Polleniardus – and its not the kind…
Wigan Pier wigan pier January 31, 2020 by Bob Sanders This edition explores the intertidal zone between history and the 21st Century Canal system within Wigan. The Leeds and Liverpool Canal reached Wigan from Liverpool in 1781.  2019-1781=238 years ago!
super yachts super yachts January 31, 2020 by Robert Grindley When most people buy a National Lottery ticket or other various money- making ventures, the majority who win fantasise about fast cars, helicopters, holidays of a lifetime or real estate.…
canal du midi January 7, 2020 by Clive Edwards Having enjoyed a brilliant cruise on the beautiful Canal du Midi from Le Somail to Agde last year in a cruiser hired from French boat hire operator Nicols Boats my…
new year resolutions January 1, 2020 by River Canal Rescue Over a 12 month period, RCR logged 292 call-outs, around 24 a month, as ‘environmental near-misses’ or pollution incidents. These were typically fuel, oil, coolant and antifreeze leaks into bilges…

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