London Canals update 17 August 2016

The list of updated pages is as follows. All these are on www.londoncanals.uk. Those that are not still can be found at www.londoncanals.co.uk Archive pictures of the London Canals [1 page] Archive – Recent old pictures of the London Canals Attractions/Buildings near the London Canals [11 pages] Abbey – The famous road, crossing, studios & The Beatles Bayswater – Shops […]

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Bow Back Rivers & other ‘lost’ features

London Canals’ previous features covered the Bow Backs, the navigable Molember river (pic shown below), The Stort, Waltham Abbey’s canal system, the New River, plus the many cuts off the Lee Navigation, leaflets on the Lee/Lea, the Grand Union Canal, London’s canal waterbuses, etc. There were regular features too – one covered news items on London’s canals and another the […]

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London Canals update August 2016

Updates to the London Canals website are underway. Its being morphed from a plain website to wordpress which will consist of original London Canals website features plus blog posts. The blog posts from elsewhere (including the old London Canals wordpress blog) are included in the new site. For a full list of the features from the London Canals website simply […]

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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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