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Victoria Basin in Gloucester Docks

Grant Shapps, Housing Minister, says new moorings could be eligible for the New Homes Bonus.


For the benefit of anyone who hasn’t heard, WOW – Wild over Waterways – is an initiative of British Waterways to get our children to appreciate this wonderful asset at an early age. It is hoped that this will enrich their lives now and into the future by them using the canals and all the […]

Turn on yur TV tomorrow for Canal Stories on BBC1’s the One show.

The visualisation below of how the Pontcysyllte Aqueduct (only 9 of the 18 arches are shown above) was constructed has been completed by See3D for the Royal Commision on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Wales. My thanks to for the embedded code to enable the showing below – fascinating and very clever by Thomas […]

The BBC1 series, Countryfile, 7.30 – 8.30pm Sunday 7 August has a feature on the newly restored Droitwich canals as they were used historically to transport salt produced in Droitwich. See details.

There’s been a lot of interest in seeing Julia Bradbury’s Canal Walks as broadcast by the BBC but no longer viewable on the BBC iplayer. Well, coon you will be able to get a DVD of these. You can order now on her website or on amazon.

Water leaking from loack gates

Lock keepers of the Caen Locks on the Kennet and Avon have revived an old practise of sealing lock gates using ash.

Broken Computer

It all went wrong last week. I mean my best laid plans. I went down to stay in Bath, Somerset, after photographing (and enjoying immensely) the Braunston Vintage  Rally. I took my ageing laptop with me, suitably prepared, so that I could edit the Braunston photos and create a site post about it. I also planned […]

Braunston Historic Narrow Boat Rally

This was just a reminder of the wonderfully atmospheric event to take place at Braunston on 25-26 June 2011. But, now it’s happened Click here for a report of the 2011 event.

Droitwich Canals Trust has at last put some information on the opening of the canals festivities on 1-3 July on its web site.