Waterways World: The Timber Tradition

“There is something about boats that have history, individuality and have been worked by the hands of different people over many decades.” Last year I visited Bates Boatyard traditional sideslip and dry dock facilities and spoke to Jem Bates about the unique services his company provides. It was a fascinating interview and I could have…

Waterways World August 2012

Waterways World: Help at Hand

The August edition of Waterways World is out! Welcome to the new editor Bobby Cowling. It’s the first edition following the move of British Waterways to the Canal and Rivers Trust. On page 94 you will find my interview with my local marine engineer, Ed Boden. “It was winter. We were low on diesel and…