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Restoration

A floating festival will celebrate the reopening of Scottish coast-to-coast route in May

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April 2019

The first boat passed through the site of the breach on the Middlewich Arm of the Shropshire Union, after repairs were completed just before Christmas

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Locks, bridges, tunnels, channels and towpaths are all on the agenda for Waterway Recovery Group’s restoration volunteers in 2019, as it plans a programme with a slight Midlands flavour to it...

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February 2019

Restoration: time for Bedford?

Friday, August 24, 2018

Not actually a restoration, but a brand new waterway - albeit one first planned in 1812. But despite recent setbacks, there are signs that the time has come for the Bedford - Milton Keynes link to take real steps towards becoming a reality

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September 2018

All being well, boats will be cruising the first ten miles of the Cotswold Canals in the not too distant future. We look at the background to the £23m restoration programme, and the work to be done...

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July 2018

Is the Lichfield Canal tying itself in knots? No, on the contrary, it’s enjoying some success in unravelling the problems of roads and railways getting in the way of restoration...

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May 2018

As the emergency closure to rebuild a lock wall at Marple extends to over seven months, we take an in-depth look at what happened, and what’s being done to repair it and prevent it happening again

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May 2018

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