Ivor Caplan was appointed national chairman of IWA in October. Ivor previously worked as an architect on waterways projects and lived on his boat for a number of years. Ivor joined IWA in 1975 and has been heavily involved with various parts of the organisation as well as leading protests and ...
In July, two groups of IWA members made intrepid journeys to each side of the blocked Welches Dam Lock, this time overcoming decaying algae, a stranded cruiser and the threat of fish distress.
Opened in 1637, one of the earliest navigations in Britain is the Old Bedford River, which formed part ...
IWA Navigation Committee's Sue O’Hare guides us through the oldest, longest, widest and brightest tunnels on the canals. Read on to find out about the tunnel that contained a canal and railway side by side and the tunnel that is now the site of Europe’s largest bat colony.
Nb Lily May and her crew were awarded winner of the A P Herbert Trophy for the longest journey to IWA Festival of Water in Ilkeston. From 1st May to the August Bank Holiday weekend, Chris Howes and Christine Colbert travelled 930 miles through 610 locks. Christine Colbert describes the journey.
Our volunteer of the month has recently been nominated to become IWA Eastern Region chairman. Find out what Chris is looking forward to about the role, what award he won at this year's Festival of Water at Ilkeston and what Chris will be talking about at IWA AGM on the 30th September.