A sight once common on Stoke’s canals returns this weekend as narrowboats loaded with coal moor up for the Etruria Canals Festival on Saturday 31 May and Sunday 1 June. Two boats, Aquarius and Ilford, dating from 1935 and 1912, will revive memories as they arrive with forty tons of . . . → Read More: Coal boats back in Stoke at the 21st Etruria Canals Festival.
On July 2nd 2012, after a remarkably short time since original concept – a period of less than 3 years including the successful passage of primary legislation through Parliament – a purpose-built new charity – The Canal & River Trust formally took over the responsibility and management of most of the navigable inland waterways in . . . → Read More: New Waterways Charity launched
Due to the number of calls we have had regarding the coverage from the BBC of the Pageant, Martyn Heighton, Director of National Historic Ships UK, has sent this letter to the Telegraph (Friday 8 June):
The BBC’s coverage of the Diamond Jubilee Pageant and Parade of Sail
I write as Head of the organisation . . . → Read More: BBC Coverage of Jubilee Pageant slammed by National Historic Boats UK