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  1. 6 points
    Well one thing we can be sure of is that the brextremists will not be getting rid of any indirect taxation whether it is from Europe or Mars and there will be no more subsidy from the public purse for things like the waterways as they pursue their ultra low direct taxation ideology. When the true cost of maintaining the canals is loaded onto the boater the "EU tax" on diesel will be a drop in the Ocean.
  2. 5 points
    And I though that the loop was to pass the rope through so that when the pin pulled out from the ground you didn't lose it in the cut
  3. 4 points
    Is this just not another result of an austerity government not providing any where near enough resources to the care givers, to look after the elderly and infirm, in this case heritage structures, and as a result losing them to premature systemic failure?
  4. 4 points
    Please tell us your affinity with the canals. I'm going to shoot myself in the foot because now you'll reveal you're fourth generation lock-keeper. But maybe, like most of us, you're not. I'm a middle aged guy who has enjoyed the canals since being a kid. I haven't got shed loads of cash to throw around. A canoe would be enough. I can just manage a small cruiser and the associated bills. I'm not the only person like that on the forum. Like townies moving to the countryside complaining of crowing sounds in the morning, some people buying a boat on the canal now, expect a line of clone 60/70' leisure boats. Ailsa Craig and Cressie and loads of thers would be booted off by these 'new guardians'
  5. 3 points
    The above comment was edited. I’m not sure about censoring comments, and have no strong issue with the original post, it was ignored and raised no replies. Probably because it sounded like the rant of a Nut. if the letter ‘F’ followed by dashes causes offence, why not remove the more offensive word ‘mong’ at the same time? And the apostrophie’s missing (assuming there’s only 1 neighbour).
  6. 3 points
    Hmmm, sounds suspiciously like tax evasion to me 🤔😂😂
  7. 3 points
    Long story short. My old Land Rover got nicked, got found half trashed, written off, bought back from insurance, so was looking for a cheap running tow car. Went all over looking for an old but running Discovery and kept missing some good ones. Yesterday, saw one on gumtree, turned out to be maybe 100 yards from my parents' house, a guy who's lived there for probably 3 decades and my parents' age. My dad knows him to say hello on the dog walk. Chatting away while we're looking over the car, another one of their neighbours stops, starts talking about the canals and it turned out that the guy selling the car was brought up in a canal worker's cottage on the Rochdale. His dad worked on the stretch all his life. Bought the car. I think the word for today is serendipitous!
  8. 3 points
    This is the relevant question. Being a Charlie Wells pub it is immediately ruled out of having any possibility of being “Pub of the Year” in my book. JP
  9. 2 points
    Don't know about designer clothing but me and the wife like to make a bit of an effort when we go cruising.
  10. 2 points
    Good trip. Plug it into canalplan and tell us how many miles and locks you did. Also brace yourself for being whined at for "wearing out the system" ...
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