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Canal Connections

We talk to people who make the waterways part of their life

Waterway Chaplaincy

Who can boaters turn to when they’re in need of support? Tony Jones speaks to representatives of the Waterways Chaplaincy, who are helping waterway users in need

Tim Coghlan

In the late 1980s, Tim Coghlan gave up a career in the city to become the owner of Braunston Marina. In conversation with Tony Jones, he describes taking over the dilapidated site and how his work led to a passion for waterways heritage

Sophie Callis - The Boat Pod

Sophie Callis runs a narrowboat recording studio in London’s Little Venice. In conversation with Andrew Denny, she tells of a ten-year struggle to make it happen

Dee Caffari

What happens when a record-breaking round-the-world yachtswoman swaps the open seas for our slower-paced inland waterways? Dee Caffari explains all

David Suchet

Best known for playing moustachioed Belgian detective Hercule Poirot, David Suchet is also a keen boater and all-round waterways do-gooder. Here he reveals the moment he fell in love with our waterways

Maid of Gingerbread

Liveaboard baker Emily Garland reveals the benefits of having a small boat on London’s waterways

Nick Wolfe

Carrying cargoes on a historic narrowboat all year round, Nick Wolfe lives the life of a traditional working boater. He tells us about his experiences aboard

Jeremy Corbyn

Former Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn jumped off the 2019 election trail to talk exclusively to WW about his little-known passion for the canals

Tim Whitelock

Roses and castles artist and teacher Tim Whitelock describes his 50-year fascination with the artform