Victor: Cart has the wrong pound!

Published: Sunday, 24 September 2017

I DON'T expect any of you will be in the least surprised that the low pound that Cart is telling us about causing the stoppages on the Leicester Section is the wrong one!

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Leicester Section to be closed indefinitely

Published: Sunday, 24 September 2017

THOUGH the normal email official stoppage notice has not been released, we have been told that the  Leicester Section of the Grand Union Canal above Leicester will be closed indefinitely from next Wednesday.

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Victor: The summit pound

Published: Friday, 22 September 2017

IT WAS way back in 1998, when we were very keen and very fit, on our way back from the Thames that we first ventured on to the summit pound of the Leicester Section.

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Victor: Onwards and upwards

Published: Wednesday, 20 September 2017

NEEDLESS to say the stoppage had buggered up our plans so it was a gentle cruise to Market Harborough and back for a bit of shopping.

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Victor is shocked by the 'stoppage' work

Published: Sunday, 17 September 2017

I was shocked indeed by what was done in the five days of Ervin's Lock stoppage, but more of that later.

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Victor takes a slow one

Published: Wednesday, 13 September 2017

WITH Ervin's Lock on the Leicester Section closed for this week, there will be no getting to Kilby Bridge in a hurry, so it really is a slow one this time.

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Marple lock will open with reduced access

Published: Wednesday, 13 September 2017

THOUGH the reduced width of Lock 15 on the Marple Flight has caused its closure, there are plans to allow boats of up to 6ft 10ins to navigate through the lock.

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Victor: Gone boating—we hope!

Published: Sunday, 10 September 2017

IT IS once again time for our September cruise, so no updates for a couple of weeks or so.

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Paul Mills dies

Published: Sunday, 10 September 2017

A STALWART of the Shropshire Union Canal Society, Paul Mills has died. We will leave it to his friends to tell of his work for the waterways.

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Suspect burglar tried to hide in Harecastle!

Published: Saturday, 09 September 2017

HARECASTLE Tunnel is not really a good place to escape from the police, but one suspect burglar thought so.

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