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October 2022 issue

On the cover of the October issue... A narrowboat below Hayhurst Bridge at Northwich on the River Weaver.

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Boat Review: Crick No-show

New Boat Review

60ft narrowboat Hunky Dory was intended to feature at this year’s Crick Boat Show but, due to a serious setback, didn’t make it. Now nearing completion, Mark Langley looks at what visitors missed out on

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Waterside Pubs

Tony Jones celebrates some of the waterside pubs that have been serving boaters for centuries

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Cruising Guide: North Shropshire Union & River Weaver

Cruising Guide

North Cheshire’s scenery is best appreciated by boat. James Francis Fox explores two contrasting waterways.

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A Sojourn on the Chesterfield

Explore the Chesterfield Canal

On a wide-ranging tour of the inland waterways, David Irving takes in the cul-de-sac Chesterfield Canal

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All-female Hire Holiday

Looking Back

In the summer of 1957, five young women hired an ex-WWII landing craft for a two-week jaunt on the Shroppie and Llangollen canals. Among them was Sheila Cott who recorded the trip in an illustrated journal

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Wide Appeal

Reader's Boat

WW uncovers the story of a luxury wide-beam that wowed the crowds at the Crick Boat Show in June

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A Shortcut through Brum

Explore the West Midlands

Having always avoided taking his boat through Birmingham, earlier this year David Courtney decided to spend three days cruising through the Second City on his way to Llangollen. Here’s what he found …

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From Stockbroking to Boats

Profile: 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

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Wyvern Shipping

Looking Back

Andrew Denny looks at the history of a hire company that originally began as a canal-carrier in the 1950s – plus, the seagoing narrowboat built by its current owner

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In praise of the Parrett

Explore: The River Parrett

Navigable for 27 miles and connecting to the Bridgwater & Taunton Canal, this South West river is well worth exploring. So says Rachel Mead, who regularly paddleboards its waters

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What to do about dog poo?

Last Word

Tony Jones asks how we can tackle one of the most unpleasant aspects of our waterways

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