Kittens fishing from the pontoon, canine companions and a python under the fridge: Peter Watts explores the practicalities of live aboard pets.
Enter the sound archives
Immerse yourself in fascinating oral histories from the Waterways Archive, the national archive for the canal network, exploring the lives of everybody from coal carriers, salt traders and lock keepers to chance encounters on the towpath.
The ballads of the barges
There’s more to old waterway songs than meets the ear. Delve into the stories behind these towpath ditties.
Waterfront Quiz: Popular culture
From Rosie and Jim to Dirty Den: our rivers and canals have played host to a variety of TV and film characters over the years. Test your cultural knowledge with our fun quiz!
The humble lock cottage
Explore the stories behind these charming but simple homes built for the lock keepers, toll collectors and lengthsmen who maintained our waterways