Browsing Archive: November, 2009

The Future of the Inland Waterways

Posted by Graham on Saturday, November 28, 2009, In : Canals 

Did you know that over half the population of this country lives within 5 miles of an inland waterway?

 You may also know about the media speculation that the Government intends to include the British Waterways’ property portfolio as a component of the £16bn asset sale.

 The Government has made no announcements and is steadfastly refusing to be drawn on the subject.

 However, we have good reason to believe that Government is seriously considering taking British Waterways’ assets and selling...

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Tuesday 17th November Andrew Lound - Calling the Cosmos

Posted by Beryl on Thursday, November 19, 2009, In : Previous Meetings 
"We were entertained last night by Andrew Lound who took us 'Calling the Cosmos' 
and inviting the question "is anybody out there?"  Andrew's presentation style, 
knowledge and his great enthusiasm about astronomy and the universe made
for a very interesting and informative evening and certainly I believe everyone
went away with plenty of food for thought."

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Tuesday 3rd Novemebr Alan Birch - A Cruise to the Baltic

Posted by Beryl on Friday, November 6, 2009, In : Previous Meetings 
Alan Birch gave members a very informative and interesting talk about his trip to the Baltic to join the Cruising Association Rally there in 2008.  Alan had said he didn't have much material but clearly a great deal of thought and preparation had gone in to pass on so many good tips and 'lessons learned'.

 He commented about the potential 
for problems with arrangements to meet up with others and pre-booked cheap flights, these were very interesting points and apply not just to sailing but to o...

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Tuesday 20th October Vince Williams Jon Goodson "Idle Women"

Posted by Webmaster on Friday, November 6, 2009, In : Previous Meetings 

Vince Williams and Jon Goodson opened our season for us with a very informative and entertaining presentation about the “Idle Women” of the Grand Union Canal.  Vince and John told, to a full club room, how the “Idle Women” came to be. How in the war years, amidst great danger they ran the narrow boats down the canal between Birmingham and London. Often carrying munitions. They had a modest amount of training yet needed great skill and strength to manage the boats. Their conditions wer...

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