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This page contains items of news of the Project during the previous twelve months. For earlier items, see the Archived news page.

Dick's Folly logo bullett. 1 October 2017 - We are holding an Open Day for Youth Leaders in the area. There will be refreshments to welcome you at 9.30am before a look around the base and the boats. After that a cruise including a light lunch on board will return to the base about 4pm. View more details using this link [PDF opens in a new window/tab]. Email Nick at to register your interest.

Dick's Folly logo bullett. 20 and 21 May 2017 - The Rickmansworth Boat Festival. This festival celebrates canals, the community and the environment. Our boats will be there so come and visit us, meet some of the volunteers, and consider hiring a boat this coming summer. For more information about the festival, use this link to visit the Rickmansworth Waterways Trust website.

Dick's Folly logo bullett. 29 April - 1 May 2017 - Canal Cavalcade at Paddington Basin. Inland Waterways Association are organising this festival of canal boating, to include morris dancing, food stalls, real ale bar, little shops selling the weird and wonderful, with many canal boats on display. Pickle's Folly will be there, so take this opportunity to look over the boat. For more information about the event, use this link to visit the IWA website.

Dick's Folly logo bullett. September 2016 - Dicks Folly was taken to P&S Marine at Croxley Green to be taken out of the water so the hull could be shot blasted, repaired and re-painted. They also made a few modifications to the plumbing while the boat was there. Dicks Folly is now ready for more years of service on the canal.


Dick's Folly narrowboat.

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