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August 2022 issue

On the cover of the August issue... A bustling scene on the Leicester Line of the Grand Union Canal at Crick during the 2022 show in June.

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Favourite Narrowboat in Show

Boats at Crick

Oakums’ 60ft semi-cruiser EvenStar collected the favourite narrowboat award at this year’s Crick Boat Show. Mark Langley gives his own verdict

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Crick Boat Show

Crick Boat Show

Return to form for first post-pandemic Crick Boat Show

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Boats at Crick

Boats at Crick

Rupert Smedley reviews the craft that caught his eye at this year’s boat show

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Willow Wren at Brownhills

Looking Back

Chris M. Jones reveals the background details of a picture postcard of the BCN at Brownhills

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Cruising Guide: Lancaster Canal

WW guide to the Lancaster Canal

Running from industrial Lancashire to the edge of the Lake District, this quiet, lock-free waterway offers a range of delights – including views of Morecambe Bay. James Francis Fox sets off from Preston...

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Crick Products

Crick Products

Rupert Smedley looks at the latest products and ideas from the show

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What a Lark

Looking Back

Tony Slate recalls a 15-day boating holiday in the autumn of 1970 aboard narrowboat Lark

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Celebrating the Union

Explore the Union Canal

Scotland’s Union Canal recently marked the 200th anniversary of its opening. Having swotted up on its history, Andy Tidy takes a closer look on a hire-boat holiday

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The Boat Pod

Around the Waterways

Sophie Callis recently opened a narrowboat recording studio in London’s Little Venice. In conversation with Andrew Denny, she tells of a ten-year struggle to make it happen and how lockdown played a part

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Searching for Silver on the BCN

Explore the BCN

David Irving takes his boat on a meandering cruise around the BCN in a bid to visit as many of IWA’s obscure Silver Propeller locations as possible

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Liveaboards back to land

Boat-Ownership

Every year, countless liveaboard boaters give up their home afloat and return to life on the land. Tony Jones believes their stories offer food for thought for those contemplating residing afloat.

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Foxes Cross the Mersey

Explore the River Mersey

Colin Dobson-Fox describes his recent crossing of the River Mersey from Liverpool to access the Manchester Ship Canal and reach Ellesmere Port

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Wombling the waterways

Last Word

Vickie Wigley describes her contribution to keeping canals clean

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