useful links

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Waterway Organisations

Canal River Trust
Environment Agency
Inland Waterways Association

Waterway Associations

Association of Boat Safety Examiners
Association of Inland Navigation Authorities
Association of Waterways Cruising Clubs
British Marine Federation
British Marine Inland Boating (formerly Association of Pleasure Craft Operators)
Canal Boatbuilders Association
DBA the Barge Association
Electric Boat Association
The Green Blue
Historic Narrowboat Club
Maritime Heritage Trust
National Association of Boat Owners
National Bargee Travellers Association
Residential Boat Owners Association
Roving Canal Traders Association
Waterway Recovery Group
Wooden Canal Boat Society
Yacht Designers & Surveyors Association

Canal Societies

Ashby Canal Association
Avon Navigation Trust
Aylesbury Canal Society

Barnsley, Dearne and Dove Canals Trust
Basingstoke Canal Society
Birmingham Canal Navigations Society
Brent River and Canal Society
Buckingham Canal Society

Calder Navigation Society
Caldon & Uttoxeter Canals Trust
Chelmer Canal Trust
Chester Canal Heritage Trust
Chesterfield Canal Trust
Chichester Ship Canal Trust
Coombeswood Canal Trust
Coventry Canal Society
Cotswold Canals Trust

Derby & Sandiacre Canal Trust
Droitwich Canals Trust
Dudley Canal Trust

Erewash Canal Preservation & Development Association

Grand Western Canal Trust
Grantham Canal Restoration Society

Herefordshire and Gloucestershire Canal Trust
Hollinwood Canal Society
Huddersfield Canal Society

Kennet and Avon Canal Trust

Leeds and Liverpool Canal Society
Leighton Buzzard Canal Society
Lichfield & Hatherton Canals Restoration Trust

Macclesfield Canal Society
Manchester Bolton & Bury Canal Society
Manchester & Stockport Canal Society
Monmouthshire, Brecon & Abergavenny Canals Trust
Montgomery Waterway Restoration Trust

Pocklington Canal Amenity Society

Ribble Link Trust
Rotherham & Sheffield Canal Association

Saltisford Canal Trust
Sankey Canal Restoration Society
Shrewsbury & Newport Canals Trust
Shropshire Union Canal Society
Southampton Canal Society
Staffordshire & Worcestershire Canal Society
Stratford upon Avon Canal Society

Trent and Mersey Canal Society
Trent Rivers Trust

Wendover Arm Trust
Wilts & Berks Canal Trust
Worcester Birmingham Canal Society

Some Useful Facebook Groups

Advice
widebeam liveaboard (closed group)

Boat restoration 
friends of merly b
friends of raymond
the wooden canal boat society

Buy and Sell 
the boat index
boat jumble & items for sale
canal boats & accessories for sale
narrowboat bits & bobs for sale

Educational stuff 
The History Learning Site: Canals 1750 – 1900. Chris Trueman
History of Canals in Britain. Canal Museum.
A History of the Canals of Britain. Historic UK
Notes on Canal History & Engineering. Compiled by J.B. Calvert.

Food & Drink
narrowboat nosh & canal cooking
narrowboat recipe group

Fuels
coal boats on the canal

Interesting Stuff
nature followers group for boaters
reliving the past
weird waterways

Pets
cats on the cut
dogs on the cut

Photographs
canal & river trust photos

Social Media (associations)
canal & river trust
national association of boat owners

Some Canal Forums
blokes on boats (bob)
canal life uk - sharing happy titbits
london boaters
narrow boats afloat
narrowboat owners group
speeding cyclists on towpaths
canal hub 
canal world discussion forum
canals & rivers UK
just canals
living on a narrowboat
narrowboat world

Waterway Christian Fellowship
boaters christian fellowship
waterways chaplaincy