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Newspaper Archives 2013
Santa swaps sleigh for a canal boat

Swindon Adveritiser1200Lucky families have been receiving early presents from Santa on board a narrowboat on the Wilts & Berks Canal

Swindon Advertiser 9 Dec 2013

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Let's have a marina

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Swindon Advertiser

6th November 2013

Public re-action to Santa

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Water, water everywhere

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by Barry Leighton

Swindon Advertiser

Wednesday October 9 2013

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Canal work no act for Theatre's staff

This summer staff from the
Wyvern Theatre Swindon have
been helping the Wilts & Berks
Canal Trust reopen the canal
route and providing
wildlife habitat, cycle ways
and routes for walkers
on the restored towpath

Swindon Advertiser 

8th August 2013



MCC Canal's cash boost on waterway walk


Read Gazette & Herald report 12 May 2013


Read Swindon Advertizer report 11 May 2013



The Wilts & Berks Canal Trust has raised at least £640 with its tenth annual sponsored walk celebrating the ongoing canal restoration between Chippenham and Lacock.

See the pictures


Council Leader Leaving present



Council leader Rod Bluh was presented with a book on the Wilts & Berks Canal by Doug Small  signed by the Wilts & Berks Canal Trust


Swindon Advertiser

April 12 2013

Canal Boat Magazine - "Come on Swindon"



Canal Boat Magazine

Letter to Editor

April 2013

International Praise for Canal Trust Volunteer



Press release

Source www.melshamwaterway.org.uk

New Book by Doug Small



DougSmall3Swindon Advertiser

19th Feb 2013




Award Winning Volunteers




Garette & Herald 

18 Jan 2013

Award at AGM 27 Oct 2012

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East Wichel Community Centre Photos
EWCA -_Winning_Photo_CroedThe photos were submitted for a competition at the launch East Wichel Community Centre. The launch/competition was sponsored by Taylor Wimpey and their Wichelstowe development in the local area.
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 The winning photo(top) was taken by Richard Long and the second photo attached taken by Andrew Cox.

Swindon Advertiser

25 November 2013

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Dreaming of a wet Christmas


Swindon Advertiser 1 November 2013

Details of Santa Trips along the Canal at Kingshill

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Canal Bail Out Earns Thanks

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A delighted charity has thanked supporters for safe-guarding the restoration of an impressive flight of locks

Swindon Advertiser

August 29 2013



Update on Canal in RWB Community Magazine

community article_summer_2013_1000This article appeared in the summer 2013 edition of the Community magazine in Royal Wootton Bassett. The publication is delivered three times a year to every dwelling in RWB town so it is a good way of involving the community.

RWB Community Magazine

Summer 2013

Car Plant apprentices make it plain sailing

DragonflyApprenticesDragonfly has been fitted with a lift enabling wheelchair access thanks to apprentices at MINI Plant Swindon

Swindon Advertiser

17 April 2013

Upmarket Store is to kickstart centre

Adver Mar_18Wichelstowe is to be the setting for a new Waitrose. Artist's impression complete with narrowboat on Wilts & Berks Canal

 Swindon Advertiser Further Up-date  May 3 2013


Roy gets the Go Ahead

Hi RoyRoy Cartwright gets permission for us to show Swindon Advertiser articles on our web site

Our grateful thanks

28th February 2013


If we only had a heart

If we_only_had_aheartSwindon Advertiser 

Feb 25 2013

Residents want canal back in Swindon town

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The grand plan for an overall of Swindon Town centre could be set to get its own makeover -  after consulted residents said they wanted the idea of a canal reinstated








See the whole of the on-line Swindon Advertiser article

Saturday February 15th 2013


No Need for Canal Meet


Swindon Advertiser

8 Jan 2013