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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Not concerned about Rochdale Canal boaters

Published: Friday, 08 September 2017

I WAS pleased to see that at last you have detailed what it is actually like cruising the Rochdale Canal, though you have to feel for those crews faced with 18 yobs intent upon harm, writes T Lang.

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Yobs killing the Rochdale Canal

Published: Friday, 08 September 2017

THE crews of two boats had a terrifying time working through a lock on the Rochdale Canal as 18 hooded yobs descended on them doing all they could to prevent them working the lock, leaving the men and women badly shaken.

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Boat windows shattered by bullets

Published: Friday, 08 September 2017

THOUGH it is understood the Broads Authority was attempting to keep it quiet it was revealed at its meeting that boats had been targeted with their windows shattered by bullets.

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