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Alway Swilby

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  1. What's with the stop planks? Is it a CRT requirement or is it to stop the passing boater plebs from pulling in to moor up for the night?
  2. I don't disagree with you but what would be ABP's reasoning? Of course a ship would have priority but why not let a leisure craft in behind the ship? On exit the ship goes first followed by us.
  3. I was wondering if ABP would consider letting us share a lock with a small ship. Not every ship through Ocean Lock is full size. In fact if we shared with a ship then our displacement in the lock before the gates shut would save water! I think that the down side of that is that we would be leaving when the ship wanted to leave, probably within an hour or two of high water which wouldn't be good for heading to Selby in a narrow boat. I do intend to investigate a passage down to Trent Falls then heading up the Trent but people tell me that is scary! We aren't in a position to leave Goole un
  4. Meanwhile plans are affootl https://www.theguardian.com/world/2021/apr/01/suez-2-ever-given-grounding-prompts-plan-for-canal-along-egypt-israel-border
  5. It would seem the logical thing to do wouldn't it. Maybe they are affraid of pulling the whole ship apart in the middle? Who knows.
  6. Thanks for that info. I might well ask them. As it happens we are getting blacked at Goole Boathouse in the middle of April so we aren't actually in a hurry to escape right now. But after that we'd like to be away.
  7. Here is some further info about the breach I found lurking in the depths of the CRT web site. This info has not been sent out as an email and does not appear on the stoppage list. Update 24/03/21 The Trust and its contractors are in the final stages of making the cofferdam watertight, to enable the cofferdam to be dewatered. We anticipate that our engineers will be able to carry out the first detailed inspection at the breach site shortly after Easter. Water levels continue to be carefully monitored. While passage through Goole Caission is not possible at present, the Trust is
  8. Two messages came through from CRT this afternoon: Original message: From the 12th of April access through Whitley Lock will be possible twice daily at 10am and 3pm. Boaters wishing to book passage through Whitley Lock will need to give 48 hours notice by calling 0303 040 4040, Mon-Fri between 9am-5pm. You can view this notice and its map online here: https://canalrivertrust.org.uk/notice/19369/passage-through-whitley-lock- Original message: From the 12th April, we shall be permitting a once a day access through Pollington Lock and Sykeho
  9. To be fair every seat had a view out of the window, unlike some more modern trains.
  10. Well that's a shame. I doubt I'll be around for that.
  11. My dad missed it by a year but his sister should be on it. My mum missed it by three years but two of her brothers should be there.
  12. Does anyone know when the 1921 census is published? There's going to be people I knew on there and I'm looking forward to it.
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