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The Roger

Conserving the Roger, a truly historic working canal boat, is one of the Trust’s most demanding tasks. One of the last 20 or so wooden narrow boats left in working order, Roger is our main heritage asset and plays a key role in our education programmes.

See below for some more details of Roger’s background and a short film of recent significant work done to her in 2012.

You can also view the video below of the inital lifting of Roger out of the canal at Rickmansworth at the start of its original restoration.

If you want to see the full journey of Roger from Rickmansworth to Little Venice in 7 minutes you can watch it here!

Read our booklet explaining something of the history, operation and present role of this famous boat.

You can get involved in looking after, presenting or using Roger by emailing fabian@rwt.org.uk; or you can donate to this major conservation project.

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Find out more about our historic working boat, Roger

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Rickmansworth Waterways Trust relies on our many supporters.

You can become a volunteer, in any aspect of our work including our administration, but also in boating, conservation or education.

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