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Happening on the Canal…

Spoken Word Poets & Climate Change Researchers meet on Molly Anna

September 8th, 2022|

Bearded and still burly after triple bypass surgery, 60-year old Martin Sanderson walks with a bit of a stoop. His demeanor conveys authority. Government workers in agencies he formerly administered probably got busy when he walked into the room. People still listen when he speaks, from a microphone now, on a stage, delivering spoken word poems, increasingly on the subject of climate change.

Mary Seacole Memorial Park

September 2nd, 2020|

There’s a place in West London where three ages of transportation converge. An ancient road, Scrubs Lane, crosses the 200-year old Paddington Arm of the Grand Union Canal. One hundred meters further is a railroad bridge, built to carry Isambard Kingdom Brunel’s Great Western Railway.

How we got here…

August 29th, 2020|

In 1761 Francis Egerton, the 3rd Duke of Bridgewater, built England’s first modern canal, revolutionising transport, and triggering an investment boom that transformed the nation. Two and a half centuries later his innovation reverberates in the form of 2000 miles of canals and towpaths...

Who we are…

July 31st, 2020|

Your Canal Boat CIC was created in the belief that the canals are one of London’s great and still under-utilised resources. We see the canal boat experience as a tool to address chronic educational and environmental challenges.

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