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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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Frankton Junction Top locks on restored length
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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.

Escape from Microsoft - my experiences with Linux.

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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 161

Saturday 23 August 2014

Unfortunately the dredging was not, at that time, simultaneously accompanied by bank protection, and there was a lot of erosion on the North Oxford caused by the constant traffic of motor boats being driven hard along a canal of restricted cross-section. Nowhere was this worse than at Hall Oaks Wood, where the towpath had almost completely disappeared, much to the annoyance of the Skinners who were now the last horse-boaters on the canal. Their repeated and much justified complaints about the state of the towpath received no sympathy from British Waterways’ bureaucrats and it remained in a shocking state until horse-drawn traffic had completely disappeared. While working, canal dredgers are held in position by mooring wires attached to both banks, so I had to wait until the wires were dropped on one side for New Hope to squeeze past. This was no problem with a loaded boat, but in windy weather empties could be blown on to the mud while they were waiting.

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