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October 2021 issue

On the cover of the October issue... A variety of craft in Godmanchester Lock on the River Great Ouse

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A Semi-Bespoke Boat

Boat Review

Part standard fit-out and part tailor-made, Ovation Boats’ latest narrowboat looks to offer the best of both worlds. Mark Langley finds out more...

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Waterways from the Sky

Waterways Photography

The growing popularity of drone cameras has given us a new perspective of our canals and rivers.

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WW Guide: Upper Great Ouse

WW Guide

As lovely as the Thames but without the traffic. James Francis Fox cruises East Anglia’s finest waterway…

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The Fatal Cut

Looking Back

James Francis Fox explores the horrible history of drownings during the working waterways era.

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Close call on the Calder & Hebble

Explore The Calder and Hebble

Andrew Denny describes one of the most perilous canal journeys he has ever experienced

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Reader's Boat: Buying an ex-hire narrowboat

Reader's Boat

David Floyd relates how his family found the perfect second-hand boat

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It's a Small World

Model Boats

Model canal boats can have relevance for more than just the serious hobbyists, says Sarah Henshaw

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A Lifelong Passion

Looking Back

James Billingham’s fascination with the waterways began as a boy during World War II. He recalls his many memories of the working boat era

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Oil and Water

Interview

Artist David ‘Dusty’ Miller tells WW how his enduring love for the waterways led to a career painting them

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Mixed Weather Boating

River Cruising

This spring David Millward tackled the River Trent on a delayed cruise from Cheshire to Newark - and encountered the after-effects of heavy rain

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The Green Blue Blues

Last Word

Andrew Denny calls for a wholesale relaunch of a scheme for environmentalism on the inland waterways

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