Victor finds it easier going

Published: Friday, 25 May 2018

THE Grand Union Canal after Knowle Flight, as I mentioned, was easier going, yet after Warwick it was better still.

Victor finds the locks are better

Published: Tuesday, 22 May 2018

THE first lock on the Garrison Flight, with its bottom gate cill obviously in a bad state of repair, left us thinking—here we go again!

Victor gets his first stoppage

Published: Friday, 18 May 2018

WELL, it did not take long—just four days into our cruise and a stoppage.

Victor takes to the 'terrible six' again

Published: Wednesday, 16 May 2018

IT WAS two years ago that we last ventured up the 'terrible six' of the Trent & Mersey Canal but now there is a difference.

Victor: Hoping for better things

Published: Sunday, 13 May 2018

SO IT'S time for our usual May cruise again, and here's hoping we don't get the stoppages that we hit last September.

Dawn Rose to the Erewash

Published: Sunday, 13 May 2018

THERE is only a single original Chesterfield Canal boat in existence, all the others having rotted away, writes Rod Auton.

Belvoir Castle holds up Grantham restoration

Published: Friday, 11 May 2018

IT WAS way back in 2015 that the Grantham Canal Society approached Belvoir Castle Estates for permission to gain access to the derelict Lock 14.

Six new directors for Canal & River Trust

Published: Friday, 11 May 2018

THE Canal & River Trust has appointed six new regional directors, it states 'to drive the next phase of the organisation’s development'.

Police took no action on stolen boat

Published: Thursday, 10 May 2018

I WAS not at all surprised to read that the police had not taken action against the man who stole the boat, [London Marathon cheat steals narrowboat] writes Leslie Graham.

This is getting ridiculous

Published: Thursday, 10 May 2018

IT TAKES some believing but the Leeds & Liverpool has yet another swing bridge failure!