The K&A from the air

Monday, December 24th, 2018

As a Christmas treat we bring you footage of the Kennet and Avon Canal from the air, filmed by Matthew Williams. Part 1 shows the canal from Caen Hill to Honey Street. Part 2 follows the canal to Pewsey. Happy Christmas.

Trade’s End

Monday, March 28th, 2016

As a holiday treat, we bring you Trade’s End by traditional folk band Whistling Treason from Bradford on Avon. You can listen to it here:

Here are the lyrics:

Crumb cocoa and dates,
Bottled beer stacked in crates,
Damn all the Waterways Board!
Coal by the ton for the
Old ironworks run,
Damn all the Waterways Board!

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Got a wheelbarrow? Must be a continuous moorer!

Thursday, August 20th, 2015

According to a certain online narrowboat blog, if you have a wheelbarrow or a bicycle, you’re a continuous moorer. If you have no home mooring you are a continuous moorer. And a river being in flood is no reason to come on to the canal for safety.

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A river cc’ers tale

Saturday, March 14th, 2015

A boater from Bristol has got in touch to tell us about his experiences over the past year as a continuous cruiser on the River Avon between Bristol and Bath.

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Boaters’ Voices film online now

Sunday, December 9th, 2012

The Boaters’ Voices film is online now. You can watch it via either of the links below.

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News from London

Thursday, November 29th, 2012

We received this news sheet from a boater in London recently and thought boaters on the K&A might like to read it

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Boaters’ Voices DVD launch, 14th November, Devizes

Monday, November 12th, 2012

Mikron Theatre lose the plot in Woolhampton

Sunday, June 3rd, 2012

Mikron Theatre, who tour every summer on their narrowboat Tyseley, are bringing two shows to the Rowbarge at Woolhampton at the end of June.

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Stopping leaks

Tuesday, May 29th, 2012

A boater sent us these photos of the work at between Whaddon and Hilperton to repair three holes in the bed of the canal. Many boats have been trapped. The stoppage is planned to end on 1st  or 2nd June. Water levels may fluctuate overnight on 29th May as BW test for watertightness between Bradford and Semington locks. In summer 2011 there was a breach between Whaddon and Hilperton Marsh.

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Boaters’ Voices update

Tuesday, May 29th, 2012

The Boaters’ Voices project run by Wiltshire Council has held several meetings. The first meeting in Devizes on 27th February was attended by 45 or so people, who discussed in small groups the many positive and negative points about living on the K&A.

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