Vlog 265: Easy Listening

My first broadcasting love was (and still is) radio, long before I got sidetracked into TV or YouTube. These days, anyone can become an audio broadcaster via podcasting, and my interviewee in this video has done just that, telling tales about his life on a narrowboat on the UK canals.

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Vlog 264: Peaky Bolinders

After a hiatus due to “global events” (!), the annual historic canalboat festival came back to the National Waterways Museum at Ellesmere Port. Spread over the Easter weekend, it began with a convoy of narrowboats coming up the Shropshire Union Canal from Chester to Ellesmere, and I went along to document the event.

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Vlog 259: Life of Brine

A new boat show has launched in 2022, held at the NEC in Birmingham. Boat Life Live aims to be the “pre-season” (the organisers are clearly not liveaboards!) show for posh yachties but also includes a solid inland waterways contingent. Here’s my record of my day there.

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Vlog 258: Bridge over Tunneled Waters

Concrete bridge with canal bed underneath

In October last year, I produced a video documenting the restoration efforts of the Cotswold Canals Trust. One of the major projects they were facing was the need for a tunnel / bridge to let their canal go under a railway line at Stonehouse near Stroud. That was done over Christmas so I popped back for a quick update.

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