September 2 2014 Latest news:

News

Oops!

If you produce a tourist map that looks like a giant penis, the odds are it will get noticed – so it shouldn’t have come as a great surprise to the Canal & River Trust that its map of Berkhamsted would be picked up by Facebook and Twitter followers, closely followed by the mainstream media including the BBC and the Daily Mail.

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Chernobyl Children

Ten children from an area of Belarus affected by the 1986 Chernobyl nuclear disaster have taken a trip on the Cromford Canal as part of a visit to the UK to help boost their health.

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Folksail

August events at the Yorkshire Waterways Museum

If you’re in Yorkshire and you fancy some entertainment, the Sobriety Project at the Yorkshire Waterways Museum in Goole has two fun upcoming events:

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Saul

Getting set for Saul

The Inland Waterways Association (IWA) has announced its programme of events for Saul Waterways Pageant over the August Bank Holiday weekend (23-25 August) at Saul Junction on the Gloucester & Sharpness Canal

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Waterways

Mud, glorious mud

These are just a few of over 60 volunteers from Waterway Recovery Group (WRG) and the Kent & East Sussex Canal Restoration Group (KESCRG) who have been getting to the bottom of things at Inglesham Lock on the Cotswold Canals.

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Keep your cool

James Turner explains some technical aspects of fridges for boats and compares a selection from the key suppliers for power consumption and price

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A Boaters Guide to Star Gazing

It was an ambitious plan. Ninety-four locks over 111 miles around the Four Counties Ring in a week; that was the challenge that lay before our crew of five one drizzly Saturday afternoon in the Potteries. Picking our way through the mist-capped kilns, our chosen route for our ninth year out for a week in a narrowboat could not have seemed more daunting. Little did I know that just over 48 hours later I’d encounter one of the most memorable experiences of my life.

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Children can try out lock keeping at Foxton

Calling all youngsters between the ages of seven and 14 years! Ever wondered what it would be like to be a lock-keeper?

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Canal Boats

Mud, glorious mud

These are just a few of over 60 volunteers from Waterway Recovery Group (WRG) and the Kent & East Sussex Canal Restoration Group (KESCRG) who have been getting to the bottom of things at Inglesham Lock on the Cotswold Canals.

Read more »

Keep your cool

James Turner explains some technical aspects of fridges for boats and compares a selection from the key suppliers for power consumption and price

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A Boaters Guide to Star Gazing

It was an ambitious plan. Ninety-four locks over 111 miles around the Four Counties Ring in a week; that was the challenge that lay before our crew of five one drizzly Saturday afternoon in the Potteries. Picking our way through the mist-capped kilns, our chosen route for our ninth year out for a week in a narrowboat could not have seemed more daunting. Little did I know that just over 48 hours later I’d encounter one of the most memorable experiences of my life.

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Fuel filter gauze clear and blocked

“Beware the Bug,” says RCR

Supplies of fuel contaminated with diesel bug are suspected of being the reason behind an unexpected rise in fuel-related call-outs to River Canal Rescue’s waterways breakdown service.

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