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Birmingham Canal Museum Do we need one can we get one? Have a look and complete the survey to give your views. If you are organizing a UK canal or river event that you would like added to this list please let me know.

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Froghall Basin The wharf and boat
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If you are a newcomer to the subject, or this web site, you may want to start with my Introduction pages. These give an introduction to this website, the UK Waterways System, its history and to inland boating on canals or rivers.

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I am also webmaster for the following waterways sites Railway & Canal Historical Society
The Association of Nene River Clubs
House of York

All about the Inland Waterways Association (IWA) click here

Quote of the day No 57

Tuesday 7 July 2015

It was all due to our golden Labrador, Brandonwood Bracken of Denewood, more affectionately known as ‘Wiggers’ because of the continual happy movement of his tail, that we became a family of inland waterway addicts. We enjoy holidaying as a family and our three children were adamant about including the dog in any travel plans. This, of course, ruled out holidays abroad and set us searching for holiday venues in Britain that would genuinely welcome children and dogs and cater for everyone’s idea of fun and relaxation.

Such criteria are difficult enough to agree, let alone satisfy, but Britain’s inland waterways proved to be the ideal passport to pleasure for every single member of the family, ‘Wiggers’ included, and although we have already cruised literally thousands of miles up and down the rivers and canals of this country they continue to offer new, different and more exciting adventures each year. I must warn you at the outset, until you have experienced boating on inland waterways you cannot imagine or appreciate how the habit surreptitiously creeps up and envelops you. Your first cruise will almost certainly be the forerunner of many more and if you are not careful you will quickly become an enthusiast.

Frederic Doerflinger - Slow Boat Through England

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