Carpenters Road Lock

Attention towpath pioneers, boaters and canal completists! A radical new structure – Carpenters Road Lock – has become the final jigsaw piece in the restoration of the Bow Back Rivers, opening up a whole new area of the inland network for you to explore

Things I’ve found in old books

Ever discovered a handwritten note within the pages of a second-hand book and felt like you’d found treasure? Collector of canal books and ephemera, Mick Vedmore shares three of his most prized finds and the secret histories they reveal.