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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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Lowsonford Lock No 31
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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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Quote of the day No 262

Thursday 31 July 2014

The exploration of London by canal may be likened to a journey along that partial misnomer, the Underground Railway. There is, of course, a welcome absence of ticket collectors, although the passengers are not immune from rain, soot, or the flakes of bricks from bridges. It is advisable, too, to take some sandwiches, for a complete circuit by water takes roughly two days.

You board your vehicle in an outer suburb, say Uxbridge, then slowly tootle inwards, just as the tube does. The number of passengers is at first few, but will in time increase, as your friends trot in from the side streets, braying for guidance from the natives. The points of interest, a trickle at first, gradually become more frequent as the centre approaches. Southall, Northolt, Alperton and Kensal are all several miles apart and there are no locks. But at Camden the tempo suddenly quickens; passengers will pour aboard at Hampstead Road Locks (nowhere near Hampstead Road, as far as I can make out). From then on you're in London proper with a bonus of two tunnels, at Maida Hill Tunnel, a mere 272 yards, and at Islington, over half a mile long.

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