Nothing new

Published: Friday, 04 June 2021

WHEN I read a recent article in the Guardian it implied this statement was from CaRT, writes Ralph Freeman.

Reflections of an Ancient Boater—lock usage declines

Published: Friday, 04 June 2021

FIRST of all, thanks to Kevin McNiff for confirming that Fradley is still busy on a bank holiday, but then again so are a lot of places.

Sunk boat removed from Stenson Lock

Published: Friday, 04 June 2021

THE boat that sank in Stenson Lock has been quickly removed.

Lift bridge damage closes Oxford

Published: Friday, 04 June 2021

THE Oxford Canal is at present closed due to 'bridge damage'.

That's just tough!

Published: Thursday, 03 June 2021

BOATERS in London being moved off moorings they just sit on without paying a mooring fee for is just tough as far as I'm concerned, writes John Coxon.

Two more swing bridge failures

Published: Thursday, 03 June 2021

YOU can tell that boating is now in full swing.

Another six weeks before Ripon opens

Published: Wednesday, 02 June 2021

IT WAS way back in April that the failed Oxclose Lock closed access to Ripon Basin.

Boat sinks in Stenson Lock

Published: Wednesday, 02 June 2021

THE 'dreaded six' broad locks on the Trent & Mersey up from the Trent have claimed another victim.

Another boy drowns

Published: Wednesday, 02 June 2021

Still another another boy drowns.

A slow journey indeed

Published: Wednesday, 02 June 2021

OUR 'Ancient Boater' obviously missed that the 27th May was not the 31st, writes Kevin McNiff.