Go Boats and the River Brent

GoBoats are saying hirers will be able to reach the River Brent. I dont know how they envisage this. The Brent at that location is one of the most difficult waterways in London to even try accessing! GoBoats must have looked at the map and said there’s the River Brent – it intersects with the canal. Looks nice and tempting. […]

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Canalway Cavalcade 2017 Day #1

A quick post as already done one this eve re the Floating Pocket Park! Here’s a selection of pics from the first day of the Bank Holiday weekend festival at Little Venice. The first pic is six narrow boats all meeting in the pool – all going different ways – good job someone decided to put that boat roundabout there! […]

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Divers at Floating Pocket Park

General view of the Floating Park Saturday 29 April 2017 Sign warning of divers at work! Divers were at the Floating Pocket Park this weekend, on what is clearly a difficult job. Getting the modular pontoon floats in position ready to be pulled underwater. Their task is to place more pontoon floats underneath those already in place, to force the […]

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Floating Pocket Park progress

Several days ago I wrote of the Floating Park in Paddington – that there seemed to be some issues with the pontoons & weight mass which was causing everything to go uneven. I revisited the basin this evening and it seems some of the problems have been sorted although barely any part of the floating park is level still. Barely […]

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A floating mess at Paddington?

General view of the uncompleted floating gardens looking towards Edgware Road. In September last year plans were announced for London’s first Floating Gardens to be based on the canal in Paddington right by where the basin meets Edgware Road. Have you heard about the plans for a floating garden on the canal at Paddington Basin? https://t.co/U1EXjPutzJ pic.twitter.com/1S4lQIIPMX — Merchant Square […]

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Towpath Cycling Tweets 2016

This is a record of ALL the 2016 tweets I can find re issues with towpath cycling. I have tried to put it in exact date order. Twitter doesnt make it that easy! There are complaints all over the world, even China, the US, France, Ireland etc. As far as I know these are all UK towpaths – a couple […]

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Aickman in Gower Street

Robert Fordyce Aickman was instrumental in setting up the IWA (Inland Waterways Association) at Gower Street, WC1E 6HB. On Aickman’s 101st birthday in 2016 a plaque was put on the wall of his London home. David Suchet (TV’s Poirot) unveiled the plaque donated by the IWA. As well as being a waterways campaigner Aickman was a noted author who specialised […]

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Paddington Bear Movie at Little Venice #3

Big film crew in Little VeniceSee if I can get a walk on part 😏 pic.twitter.com/vgQj4v82yi — steve stringer (@stringalingcpfc) November 8, 2016 🎥 #Paddington 2 #London 🎥#crew #cranes #cameras #zipwires #moviemaking #Filmmaking #movie #film #moviemagic #paddingtonbear ❤️ #londonlife pic.twitter.com/b9hjfgMmcJ — Dainesie Girl 🐝 (@DebDaines) November 9, 2016 For anyone around #London #LittleVenice you might find this guy being filmed […]

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Some pics from Twitter

Earlier this week several of my pictures did the rounds on Twitter. Here they are! Tweets are by @MaidaValeNews and me (via @LondonCanals) LittleVenice at night well to be more exact #Halloween #picturesque can you spot #SantaClaus Upper Window if not check it out pic.twitter.com/f2qQUMELq4 — MaidaValeMuse (@MaidaValeNews) November 2, 2016 Pic taken with Canon 7D & Canon 17-85 f/4-5.6 #LittleVenice before […]

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Quietway for Paddington – Little Venice – West Drayton

Quietways are in the pipeline for London’s canals. Consultation on the section from Camden to Little Venice has already been undertaken. I do not know when this will be introduced or what the next steps are for this. The next stage towards West Drayton is now coming up for planning and introduction. Canal & River Trust propose to hold a series […]

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