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.
26 July 2013.
I DID a rather dumb thing recently while mopping the back end of our stern cruiser NB Jam Pudd; I rather stupidly forgot that I’d lifted one of the engine cover boards and stepped backwards into the void! Not a smart thing to do at the best of times but not at the beginning of a four-week sojourn on the river Avon and while moored in the middle of nowhere.
4 July 2013.
WHILE skipping through Towpath Talk today, I came across a section on the stop lock at Kings Norton on the Stratford Canal (News, Issue 92, June). It explained that, as we know, a lot of money has been spent on repairing it in recent months and there was a grand reopening to celebrate it.
Current Issue: Dec 2013
♦ Canal & River Trust chief pledges to listen to boaters
♦ Licence crackdown
♦ Burglar jailed
♦ Rescue thanks
♦ Christmas Gift Guide
♦ Win a Fuel-Guard decontaminator worth £200
♦ Dredging the mighty Trent
♦ Helping boaters in times of need
♦ Santa's coming to the cut
♦ 505 boats for sale
• Next issue on sale: December 19, 2013