She knows no better

Published: Monday, 02 October 2017

I MUST comment on Victor's statement about that CaRT committee woman who was mouthing to all and sundry how much better the waterways were under CART, writes James Henry.

Read more ...

Victor: Could have been stuck

Published: Sunday, 01 October 2017

YES, my friends, another cruise under our belt, but with all the stoppages I have to worry if we will be having many more, as should we have been just a few days later on the Leicester Section our boat would have been stuck there until only God knows when, as it is now 'closed indefinitely'.

Read more ...

Another waterway closed indefinitely

Published: Friday, 29 September 2017

THE Canal & River Trust has discovered that following detailed inspection of Lock 15 on the Marple Flight it will be a 'significant and complex project' to repair, with the Peak Forest Canal closed indefinitely.

Read more ...

Boost for Sankey Canal restoration

Published: Friday, 29 September 2017

THE  Sankey Canal Restoration Society has had a boost to the restoration of the Sankey Canal with various councils teaming up to help restore the navigation to full use.

Read more ...

Sprats and mackerels

Published: Friday, 29 September 2017

IF WHEN seizing Pearl, Geoff Meyers boat, Canal & River Trust was using this as a ‘sprat to catch a mackerel’ i.e. to fire a warning shot across the bows of any who would dare to flout its own ‘guidance’, then it has I think proved to be a very expensive ‘sprat’ indeed, writes Pam Picket.

Read more ...

River Canal Rescue wants your vote

Published: Friday, 29 September 2017

THE River Canal Rescue (RCR) is asking people to vote online for the company and help it win the People’s Choice category at this year’s Midlands Family Business Awards.

Read more ...

Remarkable charity achievement for marina

Published: Friday, 29 September 2017

THE raising of money for charity by Church Minshull Aqueduct Marina is really remarkable having raised over £17,000 for charity during the past six years.

Read more ...

Volunteers doing their best at Foxton

Published: Friday, 29 September 2017

I TOO was attempting to get up the Foxton  Flight on that week-end of the festival there, and it was a shambles, writes Kelvin Townsend.

Read more ...

David: Cruising the Mon and Brec

Published: Thursday, 28 September 2017

IN ACCORDANCE with our policy of accessing those parts of the system we cannot reach in our own boat we have just come back from a week on the Mon and Brec in a hire boat.

Read more ...

A tough lot at Church Minshull Aqueduct Marina

Published: Thursday, 28 September 2017

THEY  are certainly tough staff at Church Minshull Aqueduct Marina, competing in Tough Mudder raising money for Anne’s Wish Muscular Dystrophy charity.

Read more ...