7 January 2014
AS A resident and boater of the Erewash Canal I take exception to the totally negative tone of Mr Webber’s letter (Talkback, Issue 98, December 2013). This type of reporting is extremely detrimental and unless substantiated by others should be taken purely as one person’s observations rather than a definitive statement.
19 December 2013.
I AM retired and disabled and only get around via a mobility scooter. I have used the Huddersfield Narrow Canal towpath from Aspley to Longroyd Bridge quite often, a very peaceful and tranquil ride as the original towpath has been tarmacked over. I have passed older walkers, mothers with prams and even wheelchair users on it. A seat near the bridge is used by people having a picnic while watching fishermen enjoying their pastime.
3 December 2013.
AFTER all the years of hard work by hundreds of canal enthusiasts, the Erewash Canal is fast heading towards being a disused vandalised trench, just like so many canals in the past. How could this happen to a recovered canal?
21 October 2013.
HAVING read a number of negative comments about cyclists (Talkback, Issue 96, October) I felt I should share the story of the incident when my husband and I (in the lovely August weather) had nothing but support from a number of cyclists who stopped to assist us.
26 September 2013.
I WAS very interested to read your article covering the 40th anniversary celebrations of Tranquil Rose by Harry Arnold (News, Issue 95, September). The article ended by pondering why all three remaining pairs of hotel boats are currently for sale, a question which needed answering and here is our reply.
27 August 2013.
ON A beautiful afternoon in early June I was sitting on a quiet canal bank in Warwickshire when I heard the dreaded sound of grass cutters. When he saw me, the strimmer operator avoided and left uncut the stretch of towpath where our boat was moored, it was too hot for arguments about grass cuttings spoiling paintwork.
Current Issue: Oct 2014
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♦ Restoration raffle’s £5000
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