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Tuesday 18 March

Today's news from the web

  • icCheshireOnline - Good Friday return of historic narrowboat iccheshireonline.icnetwork.co.uk

    The restored Shropshire Union Fly-boat Saturn – the only remaining narrowboat of its type in the world – is on her way to the annual Easter Boat Gathering at the National Waterways Museum, Ellesmere Port. ...


Monday 17 March

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Friday 14 March

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  • Ex-BW HQ snapped up by flat buyers easier.com

    Willow Grange is considered one of the most desirable sites in Watford and buyers of the first release of properties, who all live locally, lost no time in securing their favourite plots, despite there being no showhome available to view until April. ...

  • Neath Canal part of town regeneration newswales.co.uk

    This is a key area of Neath which is in need of a major overhaul and the canal which passes through the site is considered a major component of future plans. ...

  • Stonehenge for Crick daventrytoday.co.uk

    Stones could be transported to the site by canal....

  • Member appointed to British Waterways board waterscape.com

    Minister for Transport, Infrastructure and Climate Change, Stewart Stevenson today announced the appointment of a new member to the British Waterways Board. ...

  • Boat-builders pull a pint to renovated pub thebusinessdesk.com

    A COMPANY which was originally established as a boat-builder has opened a canal-side pub. ...

  • Driffield Navigation funding blow naffertontoday.co.uk

    The loss of almost £1m in funding for Driffield Navigation has left homes in the path of danger, a leading supporter of the waterway has warned. ...


Thursday 13 March

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  • Walkers Will See Progress Of Canal Work thisiswiltshire.co.uk

    A chance to see locks and dry docks, lost in undergrowth for 100 years is being offered to families, youth and sports clubs ready to raise money for the region's canals. ...

  • Falkirk Kelpie boat-lift still £8m short falkirkherald.co.uk

    A PLEA for a £5 million funding boost for Falkirk's innovative Helix project will be made to the Scottish Government next week. ...


Wednesday 12 March

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  • Cash Flows Into Ulster Canal 4ni.co.uk

    A €35 Million restoration of a stretch of the Ulster Canal from Upper Lough Erne to Clones has been formally announced among other details of works to be completed by Waterways Ireland. The Republic's Community and Rural Affairs Minister Eamon Ó' Cuív yesterday announced that funding for the project is coming from the €75m allocated to canals infrastructure under the Irish National Development Plan, 2007-2013. ...

  • Sandbags plug storm leak in canal news.bbc.co.uk

    Powerful storm waves wrenched one of the Bude Canal's outer lock gates off its fixings on Monday. ...

  • Roll up for Standedge's boat trips this weekend waterscape.com

    British Waterways Yorkshire is opening its Standedge site at Marsden, near Huddersfield on Saturday, 15 March for the new 2008 season – right in the middle of British Tourism Week. ...

  • London canals get the spring clean treatment waterscape.com

    British Waterways staff and Thames21 are joining forces this week to spring clean sections of the Grand Union and Regent’s canals in readiness for the 2008 boating season. ...


Tuesday 11 March

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  • Ireland's Royal Canal to reopen midulstermail.co.uk

    The Royal Canal will be fully reopened to boats next year. ...

  • Lochs canal link? helensburghadvertiser.co.uk

    An ambitious scheme to link Loch Long and Loch Lomond with a new multi-million pound canal has been suggested by a leading SNP activist. ...


Monday 10 March

"Ceci n'est pas un pub"

A news report in the North Scotland Press & Journal shows a curious, and slightly worrying, take on the British Waterways/Scottish & Newcastle "Waterside Pub Partnership".

The Caley Inn is a canalside pub, owned by BW, beside the Caledonian Canal in Inverness. According to a local pub review site, it was an unreconstructed local of the sort that was once so common on the canals. urbarred.com's reviewer says: "I ventured in here once and there were two fishermen dressed as if they'd come straight out of The Perfect Storm.... For very old men who drink ales."

It is now up for sale by Scottish & Newcastle, according to a report in the Press & Journal. The best offer over £100,000 secures.

But - and here's the catch - if you buy it, S&N won't let you run it as a pub. As the "Scottish" half of their name might suggest, they already have several (non-canalside) pubs in the area, and they don't want the competition. According to the Press & Journal, they hope someone will take it on as a restaurant instead.

To recap: Scottish & Newcastle enters into joint venture with BW; they close a canalside pub; they then sell the property on, but forbid anyone from reopening it as a pub. One fewer pub on the waterways.

Of course, the Caledonian is a long way from most WW readers and it might all seem rather remote - but what if the same happened at one of the other Waterside Pub Partnership locations, such as the Shroppie Fly in Audlem or the Three Locks at Soulbury?

Some happier pub news: we understand that the former BW office at Lapworth, by the junction of the Stratford and Grand Union canals, is set to be turned into a pub. Lapworth is already supplied with good pubs (the Navigation is a particular favourite of mine!) and it will be interesting to see how plans develop.

Richard Fairhurst  | 9.51am | add a comment


Today's news from the web

  • Bridge work 'harming trade' surreyad.co.uk

    Repairs to a Basingstoke Canal bridge are causing damage to local businesses because they are losing passing trade, shop owners have claimed. ...


Friday 7 March

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  • Locks come off new canal centre linlithgowgazette.co.uk

    A CLASS of pupils and adult helpers from Linlithgow Bridge Primary School were the first to be taught about their canal heritage at Linlithgow Union Canal Society's new education centre. ...

  • Finishing touches to £100m plan wigantoday.net

    Industrial units, apartments, a large hotel and canal marina – together creating hundreds of jobs – are in the blueprint for Eckersley Mills. ...


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