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This is the acute turn from Gas Street Basin down the W&B. The Mailbox is where to spend a festive evening. (Click on image for larger view).

This post should have been published on 13 July but got overlooked until now.

Black Country Canal Festival September 2009

Let’s look forward to the wonderful festivals and open days of 2011 and forget the windy, cold and generally inclement weather of the moment. Here are some photos of Windmill End on the Dudley No2 canal of the BCN in the West Midlands, taken at the Black Country Festival in September 2009. I hope they […]

Working towards the Third Sector transformation of British Waterways, BW has started advertising volunteer jobs on its British Waterways website. Most of these are currently hands on restoration projects, Visitor Centre Guides, Admin assistants, and WOW project workers (WOW education team are looking for volunteers to take part in school visits, help cub scouts or […]

Caledonian Canal with boats

In the last week of October 2010, retired couple Anji and Fred Jenkins took a full board cruise aboard MV Lord of the Glens along the Caledonian Canal, and kindly allowed me to edit some of their photos taken along the route to present here…..

Frozen Oozels Loop on the BCN in Birmingham

This was the scene from my apartment window taken after nightfall on the 20 December 2010 night. It is of Oozels Loop on the BCN in central Birmingham. Click on image for larger view.

Canal photos of Gailey

I took a few canal photos around Gailey Locks which I visited last Sunday 28 November. There wasn’t a great deal of snow but plenty of frost and ice on the canal. It had taken one boater 1 hour to go 400 yards the day before and so he gave up the ice breaker bit and […]

Is this the smallest narrow boat seen on the waterways? This I photographed at Braunston outside the marina on 22/06/10. I reckon it’s about 12 feet long ( I couldn’t measure it at the time). Can anyone enlighten us with its history – who is/were UCC Ltd, and what was the boat used for? I […]

BW Third Sector

Find out what’s going on in BW’s plans to move to Third Sector charity status. There’s been a dearth of news on this extremely important restructuring in the magazines. Now on YouTube you can find out about how the new structure will work, how it will be funded, the problems it faces and the trialling […]

Don’t forget the Stourbridge Open Weekend this week (16/17 October). It was pretty interesting last year with lots of visiting boats, stalls, steam engines, etc.