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Breaking the Ice

Winter 2007, p.24-29

TOM FOXON looks at one aspect of the weather that could seriously hinder boating, and recalls his personal experiences

“Breaking the Ice (Letters re: Spring & Summer 2008 NB) TOM FOXON looks at one aspect of the weather that could seriously hinder boating, and recalls his personal experiences There are several natural events that can interfere with navigation on inland waterways. Little can be done in the short term ab…”

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Ice-Breaking on the Leeds & Liverpool Canal

Winter 2009, p.18-23

Mike Clarke looks at how one canal company dealt with a serious hindrance to trade in the bleak Pennine winters

“Ice-Breaking on the Leeds & Liverpool Canal Mike Clarke looks at how one canal company dealt with a serious hindrance to trade in the bleak Pennine winters Every canal company had its own individual identity and methods of operation. This included icebreaking, with many different designs of ice boat t…”

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Ice-Breaking on the Weaver

Winter 2008, p.29-31

Colin Edmondson examines ice breaking on Cheshire’s River Weaver

“Ice-Breaking on the Weaver Colin Edmondson examines ice breaking on Cheshire’s River Weaver Last winter, Tom Foxon wrote about ice-breaking on narrow canals (Winter 2007 NarrowBoat). On the River Weaver in Cheshire, ice was dealt with in a very different way. In looking through the River Weaver…”

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Breaking the Ice

Winter 2013, p.24-25

David Blagrove examines a particularly detailed print – of a well-known photograph of an ice breaker at Linford

“Breaking the Ice David Blagrove examines a particularly detailed print – of a well-known photograph of an ice breaker at Linford This purpose-built horse-drawn ice breaker is ready to set out from Linford Wharf in February 1902. It has sponsons added to the sides, presumably to create more wash as…”

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Winter on the Waterways

Winter 2022, p.39-39

Ex-working boater John Saxon passed away in 2022. We revisit his evocative account of operating cargo-carrying narrowboats during the cold season, originally published in a 1977 issue of Waterways World magazine

“…from hitting the bottom gate as it enters the lock at 30mph, or so it seems. The runner tightens and slips through your hand and the tiny slivers of ice tear at your fingers and palms, making them bleed. And if you hold it tighter it breaks and you fall over backwards into a murky puddle of water and…”

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Boating Hazards

Spring 2022, p.2-9

Chris M. Jones explores some of the numerous difficulties that could beset a cargo-carrying trip

“…se were numerous – from the vagaries of the weather to navigational problems, and to delays created by others beyond the boater’s control.Ice and snow The most obvious examples of hazards were created by periods of extreme weather conditions, mainly ice, snow and droughts. Whereas most oth…”

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40 Years on the Canal

Autumn 2009, p.18-23

John Pyper recalls conversations with Reg Fuller about working on the Grand Union Canal: repairing breaches, lock keeping, ice breaking, and making concrete piles

“…tters re: Winter 2009 NB) John Pyper recalls conversations with Reg Fuller about working on the Grand Union Canal: repairing breaches, lock keeping, ice breaking, and making concrete piles After a childhood on the East Coast, I served in the Royal Artillery as a groom, and went all over the country ra…”

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A Boatman's Diary

Autumn 2011, p.36-39

Robert Davies reads the diaries of boatman Charlie Foster who worked on some of the last short-haul traffics around Birmingham and the Black Country

“…in my blood, and thoroughly enjoyed my time there. Nevertheless, because the hours were very long, I thought it wise on leaving school to take an office job. Maybe it wasn’t so wise after all. After three months with a company, while walking home for lunch, Ernie Thomas (the Walsall canal carri…”

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Caldwall Lock Cottage

Autumn 2022, p.44-45

Moz Copestake recalls two years spent living beside the Staffs & Worcs Canal in the 1960s

“…me time in the past.Winters The winters were bitterly cold, the canal frozen for weeks, so much so that Toby would venture curiously onto the thick ice by the towpath bank. However, the ice on the other side was thinner and he fell in a few times although he soon learned to stay on the thick ice. The…”

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Gower Branch Traffic

Spring 2021, p.10-17

Chris M. Jones studies traffic passing Brades Hall Toll Stop on the Gower Branch of the BCN in 1946-47

“…w survivors for the Birmingham Canal Navigations, and one in the T.W. (Will) King Collection gives a rare glimpse into traffic passing Brades Toll Office from 9th November 1946 to 7th November 1947. This document is actually a specially printed pocket book for the toll clerk to record details of passin…”

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