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June 2021 issue

On the June 2021 cover … cruising past the Royal Liver Building on the Liverpool Link

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Hello and Goodbye

We meet the novice boaters who’ve taken a relaxed approach to moving afloat, and a former liveaboard who reflects on two years in a residential marina

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Virtual Crick Showstopper

New Boat Review

Narrowboat Tyloha was voted Favourite Boat in Show by visitors to the Virtual Crick event. Mark Langley pays a visit

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Much Ado about Poo

Waste Disposal

CRT’s recent announcement that it’s banning the disposal of solid waste in its facility bins has left some boaters in a fix. Tony Jones investigates the issue

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Heart of the Country

Explore the Midlands

Ted Hockin on finding love twice on the Worcester & Birmingham Canal

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WW Guide to the Western Leeds & Liverpool

Cruising into the heart of Liverpool’s docklands is one of the great inland waterways experiences. But first there are 42 miles of easy cruising to enjoy. James Francis Fox follows the route from Leigh

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Touring the West Midlands – 50 years ago

Looking Back

For their summer holiday of 1971, Max and Edna Holgate hired a narrowboat in the company of four friends. Roger Butler follows the first part of their very varied route around the West Midlands

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The Longest Day

Summer Solstice

WW picks out the best places to celebrate the summer solstice on our system

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Opulence Afloat

Interior Boat Design

Liveaboard couple Mary and Neil Potter have transformed a neutral wide-beam into a sumptuous residential craft with antiques, artwork and handcrafted features. Amelia Hamson pays a visit

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Hotel Boat Pioneers

Looking Back

Chris Clegg explores rare photos of a trail-blazing hotel-boat company operating in the 1950s. Can readers provide missing details?

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Rise of the Mercia Kingdom

Industry Profile

Andrew Denny looks at how the largest inland marina in the country was created almost by accident and, arguably, set a template for canalside development

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Beautifying the Rochdale Canal

Green Boating

Paul Miles examines an innovative scheme to improve the waterways environment in central Manchester

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Last Word

Crocodile Lock

Sarah Henshaw investigates a tale of unusual navigators in Paris’s Canal Saint-Martin

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