Is Londonist’s canal knowledge spot on?

Londonist published a feature (8 August 2016) extolling the virtues of Paddington, including trains, bears, and canals – exactly what one expects to find in the area! 😉 It mentions Paddington Basin as a branch of the Regent’s Canal…. Many would say that’s a mistake as it’s a branch off the Grand Union Canal. Hmmmmm….. It’s indeed not a Regent’s […]

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Basingstoke Canal pages

If you have arrived here from the Basingstoke Canal Society’s pages, the Basingstoke Canal pages are now at the following locations: Woodham to Greywell Basingstoke 1 – Intro Basingstoke 2 – Byfleet – Woodham Locks Basingstoke 3 – Woodham – St. Johns Basingstoke 4 – St. Johns – Hermitage Basingstoke 5 – Brookwood – Pirbright Basingstoke 6 – Deepcut Flight […]

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Basingstoke Canal pages

If you have arrived here from the Basingstoke Canal Society’s pages, the Basingstoke Canal pages are now at the following locations: Woodham to Greywell Basingstoke 1 – Intro Basingstoke 2 – Byfleet – Woodham Locks Basingstoke 3 – Woodham – St. Johns Basingstoke 4 – St. Johns – Hermitage Basingstoke 5 – Brookwood – Pirbright Basingstoke 6 – Deepcut Flight […]

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Is Little Venice on the Grand Union Canal?

Canal & River Trust’s banner strung on the nothern side of the famous Little Venice pool proclaims: So Little Venice happens to be on the ‘Grand Union Canal’ only? The Regent’s isnt even mentioned! Let’s consider some facts. One: Little Venice would have never existed if the Regent’s Canal had not been built. Why’s that? The famous stretch of wide […]

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Tarporley Links

If you have arrived here from Camden Canals & Narrowboat Association’s website, the London Canals archive page in question is now here. (Scroll down to find section on Tarporley.) This page has seven images on or around Tarporley. The feature on Camden Canals & Narrowboat Association volunteer Kirk Martin is here. This has two images of the old Tarporley days […]

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Canal towpath shut more than a year

Update on the Lisson Grove towpath closure. Was closed for towpath works – quite common, this occurs every few years or so when maintenance work is conducted on the power cables that lie beneath the towpath. This was supposed to reopen in October 2014. Never did. The date was revised to July 2015. A new notice that month (shown below) […]

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This towpath shall never open!

Will it or won’t it? Lisson Grove towpath stays shut Nov 2015 The long, drawn, still ongoing saga of the Lisson Grove towpath is still with us. Canal & River Trust informed the world it would be open on October 27th. CRT’s blog informing Lisson Grove towpath would be finished by 27th Since then, nowt. Towpath remains shut. No sign […]

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Paddington’s depression?

No, Paddington Bear is certainly NOT going through a bad phase. This is about the real Paddington, that ‘depressing,’ ‘lifeless’ place developers such as Renzo Piano claim needs livening up. Fact #1 Paddington once had a lively town centre, with shops, cinemas, restuarants, and a famous theatre. Fact #2 The A40 Westway was sent right through the heart of Paddington. […]

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Escargot & Moonstone

Two unusual boats by the name of Escargot and Moonstone! The first is a pedal powered cruiser. The style of hull, being square shaped, clearly shows it is a different kind of boat! I saw it on the approach to Little Venice the other day. Some other boaters tell me it has been through at least once so perhaps it […]

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