Contents Listing - Articles & Features in this issue
UNLOCKED & UNLIMITED - A special round-up of some major restoration projects currently underway by British Waterways with progress reports and up-to-date pictures from sites countrywide.
PUBLISH AND BE DAMNED! - Things were very different around the North West's canals in the early seventies as John Greenway recalls... SMETHWICK PUMPING STATION - Robert Davies visits the recently re-opened 'new' pumping station at Smethwick on the BCN PROGRESS GOES TO BRUSSELS: 4 - Part three of Chris Coburn's story of how he and his crew took n.b. Progress across the Channel to highlight the campaign to restore the Lichfield & Hatherton Canals. BLUE RIBBON BOATING - Pauline Young profiles some smart new small boats being sold by John Williams and David Cartwright from Stalham on the Norfolk Broads. THE FATEFUL VOYAGE OF THE TAPLOW - A tale of hope and endurance for the love of a narrow boat by Geoff Arthurs. SO GOOD THEY NAMED IT TWICE - The unbelievably true tale of how our man Graham Fisher found himself at the helm of something completely different... THE FLIGHT FROM THE BUMBLEBEE - The implausibly true tale of a young man's introduction to the inland waterways of his native Black Country and beyond... RIVER CRUISING HINTS &TIPS - Fenders - Coming in to moor up and the correct use of fenders is as important as knowing which knot to tie, says Don Hawkes. ON THE SHORT & NARROW - Part 15 - In the fifteenth part of his series on fitting out a narrow boat shell from scratch, Andrew Talbot finishes some timberwork and tiles the bathroom before fitting the propeller!