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colin ogden - whimbrel whimbrel September 29, 2020 by Linda Hollington Colin Ogden uses lockdown as the opportunity to do something momentous in his late wife Lynda's memory. He completely restores her beloved boat, Whimbrel, and relaunches her.
river avon stranded boats update September 18, 2020 by River Canal Rescue Following the failure of the Twerton sluice gates on the river Avon on Tuesday evening (15 Sept), River Canal Rescue has performed a logistical miracle, pulling teams and equipment together,…
technology brekthrough technology breakthrough September 7, 2020 by Robert Grindley With the world in a very precarious state at the moment due to the outbreak of the coronavirus, it is reassuring to find that apart from the medical experiments and…
waterwatch rnli local ambassadors September 3, 2020 by Clive Edwards The MNA Boat Club is working with the RNLI to develop a Local Ambassadors focus aimed specifically at promoting safety on and around our inland waters.
narrow boat in sunset so you want to live on a narrowboat? September 3, 2020 by Doug Yelland There's been a surge of interest lately in 'living small'. Tiny homes, RVs, repurposed shipping containers, all have seen innovations recently to become more liveable and practical. And it's trendy…
walking the chesterfield canal September 3, 2020 by Dawn Smallwood On our maiden walk, we walked from West Stockwith, where the canal meets the River Trent, to Clarborough, a village near Retford. It’s a beautiful stretch of the canal with…
featured author – autumn 2020 September 3, 2020 by admin In The East End Canal Tales, Carolyn Clark interweaves memories from over 50 people with historical accounts to tell the intriguing, humorous, moving and sometimes surprising stories of life and…
cartoon drawing of Spike Scowcrovich welcome to the truss’ new chief executive September 3, 2020 by Devid Scowcrovich Devid Scowcrovich becomes the truss' new chief executive, making life better by South Shields. He vows to concentrate on the majority, who do not own boats.
epic endurance challenge September 3, 2020 by Linda Hollington Jooles Paillin, a 39 year old mother who lives just outside Nottingham, will be taking up the Tallisker Whisky Challenge and rowing 3000 miles across the atlantic. During the lockdown,…
appley bridge September 2, 2020 by Bob Sanders Bob Sanders explores the intertidal zone between Community, canal, and rail as he investigates the Appley Bridge area of the Leeds and Liverpool Canal
there are less grainy photos, but… August 24, 2020 by Michael Nye The run along the very narrow section of the feeder was very pleasant after the drive and, on arriving back at the town we found that a longer trip was…
kingfishers the diary of Iris Lloyd – hungerford church August 20, 2020 by Iris Lloyd Iris Lloyd introduces us to St Lawrence's Church at Hungerford on the banks of the Kennet and Avon Canal. The church is now open for visitors and for private prayer.
ship wheel against the sky we are back August 20, 2020 by Simon Woollen Simon Woollen is back cruising in his Dawncraft after the Covid 19 lockdown. He has plenty of advice for checking your boat is safe, plus some diy tips!
canal scene diary of a victorian horseboat August 20, 2020 by Kerry Dainty In her 'diary of a Victorian horseboat' Kerry Dainty tells the story of her butty, built in Victorian times as a horsedrawn dredger, and now given a new lease of…
how to wire a narrowboat – part 2 August 11, 2020 by Graham Mills The second part of Graham Mills' detailed instruction on how to wire a narrowboat. This time he shows us how to calculate voltage drop and select cables.
man coming up from boat engine post lockdown maintenance tips June 17, 2020 by River Canal Rescue River Canal Rescue offer us some advice on boat maintenance following the exceptionally long period that your boat may have been idle during the lockdown.

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