IWA DIRECTORY OF THE INLAND WATERWAYS OF GREAT BRITAIN

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Martin Nicholas

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Jun 26, 2021, 5:04:26 AM6/26/21
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"This Directory was prepared on behalf of The Inland
Waterways Association and its copyright rests with The Inland Waterways
Association, Island House, Moor Road, Chesham. HP5 1WA."

"Made available under Creative Commons licensing arrangements CC BY-SA
4.0. Users are asked to acknowledge the source of the information as The
Inland Waterways Association in any published material. As the
directory will be updated from time to time, please always download the
latest version before using the information."

"This version was last updated on 1st May 2021."

https://waterways.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/IWA_directory_inland_waterways_010521.pdf
https://waterways.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/IWA_directory_inland_waterways_010521.xlsx

To receive, by e-mail, updates to the directory:
https://waterways.org.uk/waterways/using-the-waterways/waterways-directory

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Martin Nicholas

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Jun 26, 2021, 5:14:58 AM6/26/21
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Missing are:
The Oxford Loops.
Brinklow Arm.
...any more?

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Chris Green

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Jun 26, 2021, 6:03:04 AM6/26/21
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Martin Nicholas <reply...@mgn.org.uk> wrote:
>
> "This Directory was prepared on behalf of The Inland
> Waterways Association and its copyright rests with The Inland Waterways
> Association, Island House, Moor Road, Chesham. HP5 1WA."
>
> "Made available under Creative Commons licensing arrangements CC BY-SA
> 4.0. Users are asked to acknowledge the source of the information as The
> Inland Waterways Association in any published material. As the
> directory will be updated from time to time, please always download the
> latest version before using the information."
>
> "This version was last updated on 1st May 2021."
>
> https://waterways.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/IWA_directory_inland_waterways_010521.pdf
> https://waterways.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/IWA_directory_inland_waterways_010521.xlsx
>
I can't see any actual *directory* in either of the above, there's
just the 'metadata' as it were, i.e. the copyright information and the
key to the contents - but no contents.

> To receive, by e-mail, updates to the directory:
> https://waterways.org.uk/waterways/using-the-waterways/waterways-directory
>

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Chris Green

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Jun 26, 2021, 6:03:04 AM6/26/21
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Martin Nicholas <reply...@mgn.org.uk> wrote:
> Missing are:
> The Oxford Loops.
> Brinklow Arm.
> ...any more?
>
Absolutely everything from where I'm looking! :-)

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Martin Nicholas

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Jun 26, 2021, 6:19:41 AM6/26/21
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On Sat, 26 Jun 2021 10:54:05 +0100
Chris Green <c...@isbd.net> wrote:

> I can't see any actual *directory* in either of the above, there's
> just the 'metadata' as it were, i.e. the copyright information and the
> key to the contents - but no contents.

They are direct links. No directory listing permitted as is pretty
standard with WP. Firefox will do a direct download if the links are
pasted.

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MB

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Jun 26, 2021, 7:21:41 AM6/26/21
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For the sake of completeness, should it have the Arisaig and Dingwall
canals?

Then of course there was the Viking one on Skye!


https://her.highland.gov.uk/Monument/MHG9093

https://her.highland.gov.uk/Monument/MHG4895

https://www.flickr.com/photos/doffcocker/albums/72157680237711223

John Williamson

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Jun 26, 2021, 9:48:22 AM6/26/21
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On 26/06/2021 10:54, Chris Green wrote:
> Martin Nicholas <reply...@mgn.org.uk> wrote:
>>

>> https://waterways.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/IWA_directory_inland_waterways_010521.xlsx
>>
> I can't see any actual *directory* in either of the above, there's
> just the 'metadata' as it were, i.e. the copyright information and the
> key to the contents - but no contents.
>

>
It is a multi page Excel workbook, and you have to select the page you
want using the toolbar at the bottom of the page..

Opens with Excel or Libre office Calc

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John Williamson

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Jun 26, 2021, 9:50:10 AM6/26/21
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On 26/06/2021 10:54, Chris Green wrote:
> Martin Nicholas <reply...@mgn.org.uk> wrote:
>> Missing are:
>> The Oxford Loops.
>> Brinklow Arm.
>> ...any more?
>>
> Absolutely everything from where I'm looking! :-)
>
Opening the correct page, it even lists the Burslem Branch of the T&M
canal, which closed not long after I was born, but which they are hoping
to re-open "Real soon now", so maybe sometime this Century.

John Williamson

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Jun 26, 2021, 9:55:37 AM6/26/21
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On 26/06/2021 11:19, Martin Nicholas wrote:
> On Sat, 26 Jun 2021 10:54:05 +0100
> Chris Green <c...@isbd.net> wrote:
>
>> I can't see any actual *directory* in either of the above, there's
>> just the 'metadata' as it were, i.e. the copyright information and the
>> key to the contents - but no contents.
>
> They are direct links. No directory listing permitted as is pretty
> standard with WP. Firefox will do a direct download if the links are
> pasted.
>
As will Chrome, Iron and Edge.

The second link is an Excel workbook with five pages.

If you run a recent Windows OS, this can be "printed to .pdf" and then
sent to your printer.

The first link is the first page of the workbook in Portable Document
Format.

Chris Green

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Jun 26, 2021, 11:18:03 AM6/26/21
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Martin Nicholas <reply...@mgn.org.uk> wrote:
> On Sat, 26 Jun 2021 10:54:05 +0100
> Chris Green <c...@isbd.net> wrote:
>
> > I can't see any actual *directory* in either of the above, there's
> > just the 'metadata' as it were, i.e. the copyright information and the
> > key to the contents - but no contents.
>
> They are direct links. No directory listing permitted as is pretty
> standard with WP. Firefox will do a direct download if the links are
> pasted.
>
I didn't mean directory in the computer sense, I meant the IWA
directory. Neither link shows me anything useful, I just see the
descirption of what it is, some copyright stuff and a key to the
meanings of words and symbols, but no actual content.

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Chris Green

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Jun 26, 2021, 11:33:03 AM6/26/21
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John Williamson <johnwil...@btinternet.com> wrote:
> On 26/06/2021 11:19, Martin Nicholas wrote:
> > On Sat, 26 Jun 2021 10:54:05 +0100
> > Chris Green <c...@isbd.net> wrote:
> >
> >> I can't see any actual *directory* in either of the above, there's
> >> just the 'metadata' as it were, i.e. the copyright information and the
> >> key to the contents - but no contents.
> >
> > They are direct links. No directory listing permitted as is pretty
> > standard with WP. Firefox will do a direct download if the links are
> > pasted.
> >
> As will Chrome, Iron and Edge.
>
> The second link is an Excel workbook with five pages.
>
> If you run a recent Windows OS, this can be "printed to .pdf" and then
> sent to your printer.
>
I never could understand multi page Excel spreadsheets, maybe that's
my problem!


> The first link is the first page of the workbook in Portable Document
> Format.
>
Ah, so the PDF doesn't actually have the IWA directory.

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John Williamson

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Jun 26, 2021, 12:37:47 PM6/26/21
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On 26/06/2021 16:19, Chris Green wrote:
> John Williamson <johnwil...@btinternet.com> wrote:
>> The second link is an Excel workbook with five pages.
>>
>> If you run a recent Windows OS, this can be "printed to .pdf" and then
>> sent to your printer.
>>
> I never could understand multi page Excel spreadsheets, maybe that's
> my problem!
>
I could not possibly comment. ;-)
>
>> The first link is the first page of the workbook in Portable Document
>> Format.
>>
> Ah, so the PDF doesn't actually have the IWA directory.
>
Correct, it is just a pdf copy of the front page. If I were in the mood,
I could make a multipage pdf copy of the .xsls file, but as I had no
trouble opening it...

Martin Nicholas

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Jun 27, 2021, 12:21:34 AM6/27/21
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On Sat, 26 Jun 2021 11:19:39 +0100
Martin Nicholas <reply...@mgn.org.uk> wrote:

> On Sat, 26 Jun 2021 10:54:05 +0100
> Chris Green <c...@isbd.net> wrote:
>
> > I can't see any actual *directory* in either of the above, there's
> > just the 'metadata' as it were, i.e. the copyright information and
> > the key to the contents - but no contents.
>
> They are direct links. No directory listing permitted as is pretty
> standard with WP. Firefox will do a direct download if the links are
> pasted.
>

I seem to have given an excellent answer, just not to the question
asked.

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Martin Nicholas

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Jun 27, 2021, 5:00:28 AM6/27/21
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On Sat, 26 Jun 2021 10:04:25 +0100
Martin Nicholas <reply...@mgn.org.uk> wrote:

> "This Directory was prepared on behalf of The Inland
> Waterways Association and its copyright rests with The Inland
> Waterways Association, Island House, Moor Road, Chesham. HP5 1WA."
>
> "Made available under Creative Commons licensing arrangements CC BY-SA
> 4.0. Users are asked to acknowledge the source of the information as
> The Inland Waterways Association in any published material. As the
> directory will be updated from time to time, please always download
> the latest version before using the information."
>
> "This version was last updated on 1st May 2021."
>
> https://waterways.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/IWA_directory_inland_waterways_010521.pdf
> https://waterways.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/IWA_directory_inland_waterways_010521.xlsx
>
> To receive, by e-mail, updates to the directory:
> https://waterways.org.uk/waterways/using-the-waterways/waterways-directory
>

A PDF "export all" works well, though the sorting functionality is lost:
https://www.mgn.org.uk/pub/IWA_directory_inland_waterways_010521.all.pdf

As has been pointed out the IWA's PDF contains just the front page, so
is basically useless.

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Jul 13, 2021, 6:28:02 AM7/13/21
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The PDF has been updated and now contains the promised information:
https://waterways.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/IWA_directory_inland_waterways_010521a.pdf

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