Tag: waterways

George is flying!!!

As part of the Window on the World project, George was craned out of the canal this morning. She will shortly be winging her way (on the back of a low loader!) off to Devon for the start of her

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Update on Mossdale from Margaret Harrison

We had to do a lot of thinking about Mossdale over the summer. Here’s an update on the future plans for her and what we’re doing immediately to stabilise her. A survey and assessment of Mossdale was carried out in

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Digital archive goes live

After a lot of hard work and determination by the staff and volunteers working in the Archives at the National Waterways Museum, the first phase of the digitisation project has finally seen fruition. The public now have access to thousands

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The book that saved Britain’s canals

First published in 1944, Tom Rolt’s book ‘Narrow Boat’ was the catalyst in the restoration of Britain’s canal system which by the 1940s was falling into almost terminal decay. CRT has worked with the History Press to present a new

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Heritage Boatyard wins award

At the AGM of the Historic Narrow Boat Club on Saturday 1 March, Dave Linney representing the Heritage Boat Yard was presented with the Ken Keay award for the restoration of the historic wooden Box Boat 337. See the CRT

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One in and one out!!

It’s been a very exciting day at the National Waterways Museum, as the long awaited crane finally arrived. Box Boat 337, after four years out of the water, has been craned back in.  Take a look at the video on

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New look BMS meetings

BMS monthly meetings take on a new look starting with our October meeting. There will still be guest speakers, but talks will only take up the first 45 minutes of the evening, the remainder providing an opportunity for members, guests

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Try your hand at producing a single colour linocut.

As part of the exhibition ‘Linocuts’ artist Eric Gaskell will be running a one day workshop at the National Waterways Museum, Ellesmere Port. Participants can try their hand at producing a single colour linocut of their own.

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New BMS website goes live!!

Our new website was launched today – we hope you like it. If you believe any information is incorrect or missing, please contact us.

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Horse sculpture unveiling

The horse sculpture by Faith Bebbington will be installed at the NWM on 17 April and the official unveiling will be held on 18 May. Sue Day will be bringing one of her horses and horse-boating will be part of

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