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By Leo No2
Earlier this week I noticed an article on Narrowboatworld about the Basingstoke Canal - I am always interested in anything to do with the Basingstoke having lived beside it for 30 years, been on their 'Board of Directors' for more years than I care to remember and lead a group of 23 boats up Deepcut during the bitterly cold Easter of 2013 which effectively resulted in the canal being reopened after a period of 5 or 6 years of inactivity, especially in Deepcut.
The Narrowboatworld article 'Woking wants CaRT to take over canal' is here.
I sent a link to colleagues still involved with the Basingstoke; they weren't impressed and directed me to an article on the GetSurrey website which, in my opinion, gives a much more positive and well rounded view of things - the article 'Woking canal-side area to be rejuvenated with 'suspension bridge' and boat basin' is here.
I just wonder why Narrowboatworld finds it necessary to always (well nearly always I think) take a glass half empty view rather than a glass (at least) half full view. I have noticed that approach before but never so obviously in a case I knew just a little about.
NBW could be talking about a different canal.
The good news is that the Basingstoke Canal Society is doing all it can to safeguard the future of the Basingstoke in a time when County Council monies are in short supply and well done to Fiona Shipp and her team for doing such sterling work to keep the canal open - it's well worth a visit.
Yesterday, in response to someones post about Pontcysyllte Aqueduct, I posted a video a short video of us crossing it last year. So, I thought you might also like to see a video of us passing through Chirk Tunnel and over Chirk Aqueduct a little while later the same day. We were lucky that a train was crossing Chirk viaduct at the same time!!
Totally new to boating and looking for a permanent (non residential) mooring on the Bridgewater Canal (preferably close to Manchester) but can't find any information. Have been unable to get a response from firstname.lastname@example.org and wondered what everyone else's experience was? Is it usual to have trouble gaining info about this sort of thing? Have seen email@example.com suggested many times, but he has now retired. Finding it very frustrating.
Thanks in advance for any help or advice, it would be very gratefully received!
We went to watch it last night at Longridge - what a film! Do try and catch it whilst it is still current on the big screen. Chris thinks it is the best she has ever watched!
There is even some boat handling to admire on there. David
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