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Northampton Branch Newsletter - November 2014
PRAISE FOR THE NORTHAMPTON ARM Our efforts, allied to those of the Canal & River Trust, in maintaining and improving the Northampton Arm over the last year or so, have earned warm praise from at least one boater who has sent the following letter to the Trust. Tom Bennett, of nb Lottie, wrote: “ We have just travelled back down the Northampton Arm to the River Nene after our summer cruise. We have never looked forward to this transit but it's not a matter of choice if you want to venture out onto the system when you are moored at Peterborough. We were therefore not looking forward to it to say the least. “So imagine our surprise when we found that after years of neglect, and in the two months that we had been away, a transformation had taken place. Gone was all the weed (well nearly) and the rushes had been cut back. The water levels were up and a lot of the rubbish had been removed. This made the transit so much more pleasurable than we have ever known it to be in the past. The graffiti plague had been tackled, although in doing this a blank canvas has been left and it is already being used.
“So a big thank you to the Canal & River Trust and their workers/volunteers for giving the Arm some long overdue maintenance. The first 12 locks are a jewel in the crown of the system — and the view from the top is breathtaking. So please keep on top of this as it will open up the Glorious River Nene, the Mysterious Mid Levels and the Grand Great Ouse and its tributaries to all those who have been put off by this transit in the past.”
Wadenhoe Mill in the middle reaches of the River Nene
The IWA was founded in 1946 to campaign for the retention, restoration and development of Britain’s navigable waterways and for their fullest commercial and recreational use. The IWA is a registered Charity (no. 212342) , whose work is supported by members’ subscriptions.
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