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K&A Canal Trust leader during the canal’s restoration and re-opening has died
Admiral Sir William (Bill) O'Brien pictured last year at the  celebrations to mark the 25th anniversary of the re-opening of the Kennet & Avon Canal by the Queen.  Picture by Bob Naylor: WaterMarx© Sir William O’Brien, Chairman of the Kennet & Avon Canal Tr...

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Parliamentary canal champion dies
Sir Anthony Durant the former Chair of the Parliamentary All Party Group for Inland Waterways and President of the Kennet & Avon Canal Canal Trust has died aged 88. Picture by Bob Naylor: WaterMarx © Tony’s affection for the waterways was kindled by his mot...

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A new canal crime novel from Leo McNeir
   Leonard Pearcey reviews the latest canal based book in the Marnie Walker series from the pen  of Leo McNeir I’ve just looked up my previous Leo McNeir writeup, which began like this: ‘The last time I reviewed one of Leo McNeir’s Marnie Walker books I wro...

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From airways to waterways
by Di Harris A former head of customer operations for British Airways at Gatwick who joined the Canal and River Trust (CRT) earlier this year as Head of Business Boating will now take responsibility for all boating matters with his job now including the pri...

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Honour recognises a lifetime of canal work
Sally Ash Former head of boating with CRT Picture by Bob Naylor: WaterMarx© Sally Ash, who received the MBE in this year's Queen’s Birthday Honours for services to Britain's canals, has had a life-long passion for the waterways. Whilst studying in Reading s...

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Queen’s Birthday honour for K&A Canal restoration stalwart
by Di Harris Mike Wyatt. Picture by Bob Naylor: WaterMarx© Forty years of unstinting voluntary work on the restoration and promotion of the Kennet & Avon Canal by Mike Wyatt of Reading has been rewarded with the award of the BEM (British  Empire  Medal). Mi...

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New man at the top on the K&A
by Di Harris The Kennet & Avon Canal now has a new manager in post — and following the recent re-organisation of the charity his role is now customer focussed and substantially different from that of the previous engineering-focussed waterway manager. Kenne...

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Waterways Marathon fundraiser
David Edwards-May  Veteran waterways enthusiast David Edwards-May will be running in his first marathon at the age of 65 to celebrate the 70th Anniversary of the Inlands Waterways Association and raise money for the Waterways Recovery Group. David said: “Ru...
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