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April 2020 issue

On the April 2020 cover ... Springtime cruising on the Droitwich Barge Canal.

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An Upcycled Narrowboat

Boat Review

 A £90k residential craft kitted out with reclaimed furniture

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Explore the tidal Thames

Tidal Thames Tour

Convoy of narrowboats cruising the royal river

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Waterways Art

Painting the Past

An artist’s 50-year fascinaction with roses and castles decoration

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WW Guide to Cruising Mid-Worcestershire Ring

Exploring the 21-mile cruising ring along the Worcester & Birmingham, Droitwich Canals and River Severn

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Hire-boat Holiday

A View of Venice

 A hire-boat holiday around Italy’s ‘Floating City’

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Looking Back

Fly-boat to Birmingham - Part 2

Rejoining the Victorian journalist on an 1850s trip up the Grand Junction Canal

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Boating Advice

Keyed Up

The hardware you need to unlock the inland waterways

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Waterways Architecture

Locks of the Waterways

 A closer look at canal architecture

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Restoration Walk

Hatherton Hopes

Following the route of Birmingham’s overlooked restoration on foot

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Canal Collectables

Bold as Brass

Traditional canal-boat ornamentation

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Last Word

Beans to Queens

 Former Waterman to the Queen Alan Woods MBE looks back on a colourful career

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