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24 October 2016
Angling match results brought to you by Steve Cope.
Posted by: Angling match results
21 October 2016
This week sees the start of drop-in sessions on towpath improvements in West London: the Bulletin has all of the details. We're also looking at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park's Carpenters Road Lock, where an exciting project is bringing local school kids to the canalside.
Posted by: London Boating Bulletin
Trustee John Dodwell reflects on his three final days of cruising for 2016 as he's joined by the boating team and comes across an intriguing fountain.
Posted by: John Dodwell
Welcome to the latest edition which includes a trio of regular features; Mike Grimes', head of boating, monthly column, your frequently asked questions and an overview of the unexpected things we had to deal with in September to keep the waterways open for boating. We’re also letting boaters know about changes to boat licence fees...
Posted by: The boaters' update
20 October 2016
Although they have left few visible remains, horse-drawn tramways were once vital for linking waterways to mines, quarries, lime and other mineral works. In the late 18th century they were viewed in some quarters as a threat to canals and the Duke of Bridgewater referred to them as ‘those damned tramways’. But by the 1800-30 period, when they were built in large numbers, tramways and the canals they fed had become an early example of integrated transport.
Posted by: Nigel Crowe
John Ellis takes a nostalgic look back at his time fishing in the Fens.
Posted by: The fisheries & angling team
I still remember when I used to go fishing as a kid, sometimes I would go with my brother or the other kids from my street.
Posted by: Jake Kitchen
I am a hugely keen fisherman and that means being on the river bank or towpath a lot. I see magical things and have many stories to tell about the wildlife I have seen.