Lee Navigation scenes

I recently took a walk along the Lee Navigation in North East London. This part river/part canal route extends from the Thames to Hertford, a distance of over 27 miles and opened to commercial craft in the 1770’s. Despite the day being wet, the rain cleared up in the late afternoon and a glorious sky made for some nice photo opportunities. Some may […]

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London’s worst canal ‘towpath’ – 3

Did a City of Westminster councillor fail the city in its duties? I decided to add this interim installment to this investigation of the towpath situation between Little Venice and Lisson Grove as I think it lends an important aspect to the failures in providing proper access and good signage for disabled people who wish to use the canal towpaths […]

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London’s worst canal ‘towpath’ – 2

We begin this section with a quote from London Canals’ 2006 report: Why is there a problem at Maida Hill & Lisson Grove? “Until the 1980’s there never used to be such major restrictons pertaining to the towpath in question. British Waterways’ proposals for a major waterborne light and sound show in 1989 meant that large numbers of boats moored […]

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London’s worst canal ‘towpath’

The subject of this 1st blog post is towpath accessibility – which seems appropriate as my life now focuses on disability rights & access. This issue of accessibility along the ‘substituted towpath’ section between Little Venice and Lisson Grove etc has been discussed in the past and was in fact the subject of a survey conducted by London Canals in […]

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Hampstead Road Lock

This weekend there’s been an open day at Hampstead Road lock (its ‘Camden lock’ to most people.) These pics shows our visit inside the lock chamber. General view of Hampstead Road locks A bright sun & dark lock chamber made it difficult to balance picture contrast! Looking down the temporary steps into the lock chamber. The locks were built about […]

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