We love and care for your canals and rivers, because everyone deserves a place to escape.
Humans of the Waterways takes you on a journey through the lives of the people that live, visit or work on your waterways.
Richard, Gloucester Docks
I've come from Tewkesbury this morning, I like to explore churches wherever I am. I've been in loads of churches all over the country, Sunderland, Newcastle, Worcester.
Mr & Mrs W, Gloucester Docks
We love it here. We're not tourists, we're only locals, relaxing for the day. We live quite close by and we've just come down for a walk. It's nice to come out here - we come a lot.
Matt, Tooley’s Boatyard
My motivation is preserving the history of this place. Tooley's Boatyard is a national treasure! It's not just the oldest dry dock in Britain, it has been in continuous use since 1790...
Innes, Gloucester Docks
My family grew up knowing the boat, but I'm not sure they're as impassioned about her as me. I'm the one that spends the money on her! .
Lizz, Lower Heyford
Between gigs I practise in my music corner on board my boat. I'm sure passers-by think 'what's that racket?' but I haven't had anyone I'm moored next to complain, yet!
Paul, Lowesmoor Wharf
I love it, and all the hands-on stuff. There's not much I haven't come across on boats - the problem is if anything goes wrong, it's all my fault!
Jayne & John, Alvechurch
We've been publicans at the Weighbridge Pub in Alvechurch for almost 15 years now. The building was once the old weighbridge office for offloading coal barges to horse and cart for local deliveries.
Edward, Worcester & Birmingham Canal
At this time of year people start thinking about booking their canal boating holidays, so it's my busiest time! I'm the Managing Director of ABC Leisure Group which is the biggest operator on the UK canal network.
Hyde Lock, Staffordshire & Worcestershire Canal
I just love it here, so much to see, so much to hear. Even though it’s winter, the birds are singing and the ducks are splashing about in the water...