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Tue, 10:15

What are narrow gauge railway tracks, and which canals still have examples of them that I can find? Martin Ludgate enlightens us

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Friday, March 8, 2019

We’ve found some amazing vintage archive footage that capture some moments in canal boating history

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Feature
Tuesday, December 4, 2018

After the nation offered its solemn gratitude to the fallen of World War One, Tim Coghlan was determined to tell the story of the forgotten boatmen

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History
Wednesday, February 7, 2018

The Thames, the Lee, the Grand Union and the Regent weren’t the capital’s only waterways. A team from the London Canal Museum has been tracking down the rest of the city’s canals...

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History
Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Building the canals was one of the toughest jobs. We often hear about the famous engineers, but what about men actually doing the construction work?

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Feature
Friday, December 2, 2016

The Leeds & Liverpool celebrated its 200th anniversary in 2016. Building it was quite an achievement, and it turned out to become something of a battleground

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History
Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Our network of over 2,000 miles of navigable waterways boasts an incredible heritage dating back to when the canals played a huge part in the day-to-day life of industrial Britain. Sadly, much of this architectural ingenuity, tradition and history lay forgotten as trade declined and many of the historic waterways fell into disrepair. But with the revival of the canals, they began to be appreciated as a national treasure to be cherished and conserved rather than neglected – and many of the formerly overlooked features have been restored from dereliction. This week we focus on the Inclined Plane in the small village of Foxton, located on the Grand union canal in Leicestershire.

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Feature
Monday, November 30, 2015

Lock 15 at Woolsthorpe is pictured with the chamber walls almost entirely dismantled, as work progresses on the Lottery-funded volunteer project to completely restore two of the Grantham Canal’s locks.

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News
Thursday, May 7, 2015

A rare surviving wooden Joey, or day-boat, has been repaired following an appeal which raised £62,000 of charitable donations.

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