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London Museum of Canals, Inland Waterways, the Victorian Ice trade
London Museum of Canals, Inland Waterways, the Victorian Ice trade

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A video about last month's Watery Wednesday activities for children

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This is Carpenter's Road Lock, as recently restored. Our Illustrated Talk on 7th September is about the East London waterways, by Jeremy Batch.
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One month more to see the big exhibition Brindley 300 in London. The life and work of one of our greatest canal engineers.
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Power-boat making for children is one of the activities on Watery Wednesday 23rd August.
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We now offer venue hire clients the hire of these classic wine buckets. We also provide a range of other extras for dinners at sensible prices including lighting, table covers, ice supply, bar staff, glassware, chair covers and audio-visual equipment.
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Washing with water the Victorian way is one of the varied activities at this week's Watery Wednesday 2nd August. There won't be any boat trips this week (there will be for other dates). On 2nd august the normal entry charges of £5 adult, £2.50 child, £4 Senior will apply. Plenty else to do so bring the kids. Sessions 1030 and 1330, no booking required. http://www.lcm.me.uk/ww
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We're recruiting for front of house volunteers - volunteering in London with London Canal Museum is a great way to meet people, make new friends, keep active in retirement, gain training and experience, and lots more......

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Every year the volunteers at London Canal Museum enjoy a summer party and usually this includes a trip on the canal. This year we started in the museum with a meal, and then went on board the Jenny Wren for a trip to Paddington and back to Camden Town.
http://www.canalmuseum.org.uk/volunteer
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We are delighted to have published a book of reminiscences by Tony Byfield, who worked on the London canals in the 1960s and 1970s as a tractor driver, amongst other things. The book "The Canal Belongs to Me" is the story of his career but also one of the very few records that have been made of tractors pulling barges in London and the way that this was managed. In the 1950s small tractors replaced horses. The museum now owns one of the few surviving tractors. The way of life of the drivers is for the first time documented in this book. The book was produced by a small team of LCM volunteers who transcribed oral history recordings of Tony Byfield's memories. It is available from the museum shop at £5 per copy. The pictures show the cover and Tony signing copies at the launch in the museum. Copies can be ordered at £6.50 by post at http://www.canalmuseum.org.uk/buybooks.htm
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Our tunnel boat trips through London remain ever - popular. They run on the 2nd and 4th Sunday of May to October. Five journeys operate at 1100 1200 1400 1500 and 1600. A museum guide travels with you and explains the history of the tunnel. Museum admission is included in the ticket price. It is strongly advised that you book in advance at http://lcm.me.uk/bk
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