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parish churches near the canals June 1, 2020 by Doug Yelland When walking into the cool, quiet, serene confines of a local parish church it's easy to be transported back to a simpler time. The welcoming signs and pamphlets offering information…
ship wheel against the sky splendid isolation May 31, 2020 by Simon Woollen This is a difficult article to write as like so many of us, I haven’t seen the boat since March the 23rd and obviously miss it. However, one thing I…
bronze statue of reader or writer featured author – summer 2020 – irfan shah May 31, 2020 by admin CanalsOnline Magazine's featured author for summer 2020 is Irfan Shah. Irfan's short story 'the Cyclist in the Canal' is available from Amazon for £1.99
waterways chaplaincy (not) in lockdown May 31, 2020 by Mark Rudall The Waterways Chaplaincy has not shut its doors! Indeed, many of our chaplains have been exercising on the towpaths near their homes or boats and that has enabled them to…
epic endurance challenge May 31, 2020 by admin 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,…
canal scene horse shows May 31, 2020 by Kerry Dainty Kerry Dainty looks back on Horse Shows and how they have changed from 100 years ago to the present. Until the start of WWII working boat horses were strongly represented,…
wiring a narrowboat header how to wire a narrowboat – part 1 May 31, 2020 by Graham Mills Graham Mills of 12 volt boating group show us how to wire a narrowboat from start to finish. The first part looks in detail at planning, positioning and plotting electrical…
drone in sky potholes – a thing of the past? May 31, 2020 by Robert Grindley Engineers from the University of Leeds mechanical engineering department have recently developed a robotic drone that boasts of being able to repair potholes in roads in just sixty seconds.
aqueduct marina returning to work May 31, 2020 by Robert Parton After a company decision for some of the team to return to work Aqueduct Marina’s Marina and Operations Director Phil Langley outlines what the executive team has experienced to get…
covid 19 advice for boaters May 18, 2020 by Clive Edwards Before putting to sea after such a long period of inactivity we recommend that boat owners should: 1. Take extra care to access their craft safely and in accordance with…
clean water river canal rescue launches midi bilgeaway filter April 27, 2020 by River Canal Rescue River Canal Rescue (RCR) has extended its range of Bilgeaway filters with the addition of a new smaller midi filter, suitable for boat owners who have little or no bilge…
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…

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