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Beckett’s Park Marina – New Development

Currently under construction, Beckett’s Park Marina will offer a total of eighty moorings (including six residential) on an old rowing lake in Beckett’s Park on the river Nene in Northampton. The marina is scheduled to open in March 2011.


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New bridge installed 17th January 2011

Charity boat is first to moor at Northampton marina 25th October 2010

Go Ahead for final stage of marina development

Work commences on the moorings construction 26th May 2010

Turd cutting marks commencement of marina development 8th March 2010

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Paul Smith

After six and a half years living on a narrowboat on England's inland waterways, Paul and his wife Cynthia wandered Europe by motorhome during the winter, and on the Dutch and French waterways in the warmer months on their 35' Dutch motor cruiser. However, the pull of England's muddy ditches proved too much for them. Now they're back where they belong, constantly stuck in mud in a beautiful traditional narrowboat.

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