Meet the boaters, families and time-travelling navvies who stopped by to explore the secret worlds unveiled at St Pancras Lock Open Weekend on 4-5 February 2017
Rope grooves, toll points and glow-in-the-dark mileposts: how to seek out clues to our waterways’ industrial past on your next walk
Alice Lapworth shares tales of her time on the canals in the 1950s, sharing space with a family of 11, sleeping under her parents’ bed and jiving to gramophone music on the towpath.
Peter Watts explores the curious contradictions of time on our canals – how the perceived idle life stands at odds with the realities of boat life and how the creation of these unhurried thoroughfares was rooted in our lust for speed.
Come with us as we descend into the ice wells below the London Canal Museum
Philosophy author Mark Vernon traces our relationship with rivers through ancient Greek and Chinese thought to 20th-century psychoanalysts
Anglo-Saxon terminology, military history and a pioneering duke: we delve into the origins of canal names
2016 has been an eventful year for the Leeds & Liverpool Canal…
Meet the boaters, walkers and riverbank gardeners spending time on the Oxford Canal this summer
Go behind the scenes for a late summer adventure