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IanM

Member Since 13 Sep 2011
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In Topic: Paddlewheel narrowboat - Unusual, but not unique

01 February 2016 - 07:22 PM

 
Which are very elegant
 
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Richard


Remember seeing something like that working in a museum in Switzerland when I was about 10. Absolutely fascinated me and still does.

In Topic: Shrewley tunnel....

31 January 2016 - 08:56 AM

I also wonder who moved their boat from Banbury to Calcutt, given when this was filmed we were out for the summer at that point so we're not in the marina.


Certainly someone else took it out from Braunston for a bit after the show, no idea who it was though.

Trying to remember when they moved their mooring to Braunston now as its only a short run to Calcutt from there and I can't recall if their boat was there before hand.

In Topic: Joe Cocker dies

29 January 2016 - 08:00 PM

Normal situation is someone Googles a celebrity they've just heard of/thought of, finds out they've died from a BBC news article , posts a link to it on Facebook with such words as "OMG, didn't realise x had died", friends share it and it spirals from there.

Same thing happened to Norman Wisdom the other week.

In Topic: New lift bridge at Lodgemoor - Cotswold Canals

29 January 2016 - 02:45 AM

I was a chainboy with Wimpey's on the section of the M5 construction that started just south of there, and went down to the Falfield junction, for a short time in 1972. 
 
And for IanM, a friend of mine who then lived in Sharpness, and was a dumper driver there at the same time, now lives in Brantham!
We drink in Manningtree, often in The Red Lion.


There's very few evenings I'm not in the Lion! :)

In Topic: Gu fuel tank volume

28 January 2016 - 02:37 PM

This one I think:

 

http://www.canalworl...showtopic=73293