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Welcome to 2016!

Wishing a very Happy New Year to one and all!

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George is flying!!!

As part of the Window on the World project, George was craned out of the canal this morning. She will shortly be winging her way (on the back of a low loader!) off to Devon for the start of her

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Out now! – Waterways Journal volume 17

The latest Waterways Journal contains articles on the variety of subjects that readers have come to expect.

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Heritage Lottery Fund grant for National Waterways Museum

We’re celebrating the confirmation of a grant of £790,300 from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) as well as invaluable match funding of over £50,000 from the Wolfson Foundation. The HLF support will fund three key initiatives getting underway early in

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Update on Mossdale from Margaret Harrison

We had to do a lot of thinking about Mossdale over the summer. Here’s an update on the future plans for her and what we’re doing immediately to stabilise her. A survey and assessment of Mossdale was carried out in

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Grand re-opening of Porter’s Row

The Grand re-opening of Porter’s Row cottages was celebrated with a street party on 6 September 2014. The event was attended by the Mayor and Mayoress of Ellesmere Port, Cllr and Mrs Brian Jones, along with relatives of, and former

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Heritage Boatyard wins award

At the AGM of the Historic Narrow Boat Club on Saturday 1 March, Dave Linney representing the Heritage Boat Yard was presented with the Ken Keay award for the restoration of the historic wooden Box Boat 337. See the CRT

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One in and one out!!

It’s been a very exciting day at the National Waterways Museum, as the long awaited crane finally arrived. Box Boat 337, after four years out of the water, has been craned back in.  Take a look at the video on

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