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The Coal Merchants Federation. This is a useful site for information on all aspects of solid fuels. There are links on the site to the Solid Fuel Association and to Hetas, both valuable sources of information.


The Commercial Boat Operators Association (CBOA) is the organisation looking after the interests of commercial boats on the inland waterways. 

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The Narrow Boat Trust operate a pair of large ex-Grand Union boats. They carry out regular coal runs and visit various rallies around the canals. Join them and join in.

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Jules and Richard operate Jules Fuels from their boats Towcester and Bideford. They are based on the Grand Union Canal at Stoke Bruerne in Northamptonshire.

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Mark Rowland operates Star Class Carrying from his boat Callisto. He is based at Stockton, on the Grand Union Canal in Warwickshire, and covers the Grand Union Canal from Warwick to Norton Junction, the North Oxford Canal, the Ashby Canal, the Leicester Section of the Grand Union, the River Soar and the Trent & Mersey Canal between Derwent Mouth and Fradley.

The HNBC is the club for owners of, and those interested in, historic narrow boats.


KJB Resoration: Kris Jungmeyr offers a full narrowboat restoration service, including woodwork and he specialises in Rayburn installation and troubleshooting.


Inland Navigators offer the chance to enjoy a “back to basics” holiday aboard the historic narrowboat “William". This is a fantastic way to get afloat, and to get a taste of “real” canal boating. This experience comes highly recommended. © John Jackson 2014