Welcome to the new WBCT online blog

Here you can find regularly updated, bite size stories about all things canal related. 



PSX 20200811 130450A tribute to Roy

We are sad to announce the death of one of East Vale branch's longest members and volunteers, Roy Murrell.

117334031 2772149889740660 7807244634529179320 oRoyalty on the canal

We're feeling patriotic about canal restoration with this lovely snap from The Rose of Hungerford.

117260996 10157717390197972 6042107970731250032 oVolunteer Appeal

We're always looking for new volunteers to join us, in whatever role suits them best. However, sometimes we also advertise for specific roles where we are in need of help, and right now that's someone with a head for figures...

July Photo Competition Results

Thank you so much to everyone who entered our July photo competition!

116723914 10157697003922972 6733651247229503821 nDragonfly update

An update on Dragonfly, whose refurbishment is finally underway again!

Screenshot 2020 07 29 at 11.00.34 AMAddressing the leak

In case anyone was wondering what the barrier across the canal is for, here's the answer. Many people have expressed concern about the apparent leak(s) at East Wichel, & some seem to be under the impression that nothing's being done. Here is the demonstration of what actually is being done, and why it's unfortunately taking so long...

PSX 20200710 203810New Photo Competition

We're launching a new monthly photo competition! Read on to get involved... 

Screenshot 2020 07 19 at 10.41.57 AMSwindon canal-side from the air

Our heartfelt thanks to Fabio Frazzica for shooting this amazing drone footage of a length of the Swindon canal. 

Screenshot 2020 07 16 at 10.04.14 AMReverse Osmosis?

We usually think of boats floating in water, keeping it out. Strange to find our trip boat Dragonfly on bone dry land, pumping water INTO the canal!