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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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Resolven Lock No 12 Thomas Dadford trip boat
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The Boat Listing is now hosted by CanalPlanAC. Please update your Favourites/Bookmarks to http://canalplan.org.uk/boats/

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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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Books, videos, DVDs and links to other canal shopping sites.

For non-waterway travel photographs see www.jim-shead.net

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 368

Thursday 27 November 2014

This was a most interesting day, and we covered 27 miles, including two tunnels of 1¼ and 2 miles respectively, in themselves constituting quite a novel experience. The first one we motored through, but for the other we took advantage of the tug which passes through about once every hour. The locks here on starting are very frequent, with a group of six locks in the course of 1¼ miles. Here we got the service of a bargee, who came to open these locks, and he made himself so useful as pilot and proved to be so full of local information that we took him all the way to our destination. After our experience at Braunston, the question arose as to where to sleep, and our pilot decided on Stony Stratford (Bucks), 28 miles down. We had a splendid day's work with the boat, but in the evening, when some 5 miles from our destination, our electric work went out of gear, and thence we had to use our tube ignition. Stony Stratford, a mile from the main canal, we reached at 11 p.m. Here two of us started on the hunt for rooms, and we were fortunate to find the landlord of the Cock Hotel had not retired to rest, and so he kindly provided us with the best the house could afford.

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