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How to Visit a Cathedral on Your Narrowboat Holiday

Traditionally Christmas is a time for carols and choirs, candle-lit services, holly and ivy, decorated trees, and children’s nativity plays. So it’s a popular time to visit your local church, or even a cathedral if you live near to one.Read more ›

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Armistice Day: Reflecting on Canals in War Time

On Armistice day you may be surprised to learn that cargo-carrying narrowboats were an important part of England’s war effort, and that many women volunteered to steer these boats when the boatmen were called up to fight. In her memoirRead more ›

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Great Canal Journeys visit Cambridgeshire Fens

Gyles and Sheila are back on our screens, and in case you missed it you can catch up with their Great Canal Journey to Cambridge and the Fens by watching episode one of series 13 on All 4. Actor SheilaRead more ›

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4 Things You Don’t Expect on a Narrowboat Holiday

If you’ve been browsing the internet reading about narrowboats you probably think you have a good idea of what a narrowboat hire holiday is like. It’s just slowly drifting through narrow canals and English countryside with occasional stops at countryRead more ›

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Fenland Boaters’ Top Tips for Your Narrowboat Summer Holiday

If you’re planning a narrowboat summer holiday on the East Anglian waterways it’s fun to do a bit of online research before you go. There are a few Facebook groups dedicated to our local waterways such as Friends of theRead more ›

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