Contents Listing - Articles & Features in this issue
THE BIRMINGHAM CANAL NAVIGATIONS - Part I - In the first of a major new five part series, Graham Fisher with photographer Kevin Maslin take us on an in depth exploration of this fascinating'inner network' of canals which make up, what is to many, the very heart of the English canal system
A WALK BY TWO AQUEDUCTS - Robert Davies walks probably one of the most interesting and spectacular stretches of the entire canal network as he explores the upper reaches of the Llangollen Canal near Chirk and Pontcysyllte. HISTORIC HARECASTLE - An in-depth look at the two historical tunnels which take the Trent & Mersey canal through Harecastle Hill with Alan Novell! ENTERTHE DRAGON - As a new boat builder fires up on the Welsh borders, Graham Fisher pays them a visit. A BIG DAY OUT UP NORTH - The Canal & Riverboat team are in knowledgeable hands as they explore some of the waterways of Manchester and the surrounding area, as Graham Fisher reveals. NOSTALGIA, NOSTALGIA - Part 2 - John Gagg, one of the best-known and prolific of all the waterway authors, is now eighty five! Here, in the second part of his series, he looks back at his time cruising the waterways of the UK with comments on how things have changed over the last 40 years. A PRIDE IN HIS WORK - Jim Sharp paints a profile of Bradford's Simon Daymond - one of a skilled band of canal boat painters. BOAT HANDLING FOR BEGINNERS - Part 4 - Richard Parkhouse continues his six part series with a look at some routine manoeuvres, plus some tight situations. ON THE SHORT & NARROW - Part 3 - In the third part of his series on fitting out a narrow boat shell from scratch, Andrew Talbot tells us about the conversion of his engine from car to marine use. VETUS ENGINES IN PROFILE - Vetus are well known for their high quality boat equipment but they also offer an extensive range of engines many of which are eminently suited to the needs of the inland waterways boat owner. Peter Caplen reports.