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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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Standedge Tunnel (South-west End) Boats leaving tunnel
For more information see Huddersfield Narrow Canal.

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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 165

Friday 31 October 2014

I can think of no finer stretch of water to boat in late spring than the Grand Union between Napton Junction and Warwick. The three locks at Calcutt are so beautifully kept, with the grass mown regularly and the lock gates gleaming with fresh paint. The boatyard by the top lock is run by a husband and wife team. Their chandlery is always well stocked and no matter when we pass by, they always spare a moment for a quick chat. If Roger is working on a boat, then he will always call out a greeting and give us a wave. It is a real joy to see such a beautifully landscaped yard and I am sure that Roger and his staff are responsible for the appearance of the lock as well as their premises.

Between Calcutt Locks and Stockton the landscape is one of wide flat fields. We could see the pale green hawthorn shoots on the hedgerows competing with the first green fingers of wheat and barley thrusting through the soil. The change to hills, quarries and woods is so sudden that if you pop into the cabin to put the kettle on, when you return to the deck ou wonder if the steerer has waved a magic wand.

Iris Bryce - Canals Are My World

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