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Tom and Bex

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1990's Photos of Gas Street Basin area wanted

01 September 2015 - 01:03 AM

I used to spend my summer holidays during the early 90's working with BMCCC, mainly on the trip boat out of Gas Street. I would love to see any photos of the area taken during the 90's as can only seem to find older or more recent ones in my various books and online.

When we were moored in Birmingham again the other day I was trying to explain to my wife what the area around salvage turn was like before development. I can remember a boat yard being there as that is where we went for fuel and pump out with the trip boat. Unfortunately I didn't think to take any photos as it was just a familiar everyday area and thought it would still be the same next time! Of course I regret that now!

I would be really grateful if anyone has any photos they would be willing to share. We have lots of recent photos of the area since getting our boat and things are changing all the time, but didn't take many photos pre digital as film and processing was too expensive!



how to get a doctor without perminant address.

07 May 2015 - 06:09 AM

I have just found out I am pregnant and figure I should sign up with a nearby gp. The only thing is we don't have any address other than "rising lane moorings". Our postal address is our family in Somerset or c/o lapworth post office.
What do we do? Any you can recommend?
Thanks Bex

New job - new mooring needed. Please help!

05 November 2014 - 12:28 PM

I've just got a new job as Emergency Care Assistant based at Staverton, Gloucestershire so need to find a new mooring for our 70ft narrow boat. Becky works at Leicester General Hospital and for various reasons needs to keep her job there for at least the next year or so.

We are therefore looking for moorings between the two that allow liveaboard, are cat friendly, and no more than about an hours drive to Staverton or Leicester! Would ideally have liked North Stratford (M42 corridor) but have so far tried Warings Green, Swallow Cruisers, Lady Lane Wharf, Lyons Boatyard and Alvechurch Marina and all say they have no spaces and no likelihood of any coming up in the near future.

Has anyone got any other ideas? Will have to widen our search so thinking of Coventry/Birmingham Fazeley/GU heading into Birmingham so any recommendations that are near good transport routes would be welcome.

I have until beginning of February (stoppages depending) to find new mooring as have 9 weeks training first.

Thanks for any help you can offer.

Tom and Becky