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August 2020 issue

On the August 2020 cover ... Glorious summer cruising on the Droitwich Junction Canal.

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High-tech Hybrid

Boat Review

Built for long-term cruising with a wealth of clever technological features a new 60-footer from Ortomarine

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Explore Stratford Canal

The Serene Stratford

An out-of-season cruise from Birmingham to Bancroft Basin

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Canals of England

Looking Back

The 1930s magazine feature that celebrated our canals in colour

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Interview Nicola Thorp

Soap and Water

Corrie actress Nicola Thorp reflects on three years of life afloat in London

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WW Guide to Cruising Three Mini-Rings

Two-day boating circuits exploring the Droitwich Barge and Junction canals, taking in Birmingham’s Tame Valley, and looping around London

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Explore Canal du Nivernais

The French Open

A fraught first cruise on the Canal du Nivernais after lockdown

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Central Birmingham Past and Present

Looking Back

The changing face of Gas Street Basin

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Reader’s Boat

The Making of a Liveaboard

Modifying a second-hand narrowboat to suit continuous cruising needs

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Laying at Lambeth

Looking Back

Exploring a rare magic lantern image of narrowboats on the River Thames in central London

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Second-hand Boats

Alternative Second-hand Boats

Unusual craft that have appeared on the market in recent years

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Hiring

Drama on the K&A

Combining a hire-holiday to Bradford-on-Avon with research for a new crime thriller

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Canal Restoration

A Lottery Angel

How a jackpot win could be spent on restoration projects across the network

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Last Word

Managing the Waterways During a Pandemic

CRT chief exec Richard Parry on lobbying government and throwing a lifeline to small charities

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