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  1. Totally agree. And Arthur's other excellent canal songs can all be found on the 'Songs of the Inland Waterways' site. For example, the one which you can't get out of your head The Interview . . . . . . .
  2. The Songs of the Inland Waterways website has undergone an major update so that it is now more usable on mobile phones. It now contains lyrics and info about over 300 songs, with many audio and video files. The site can be found at https://www.waterwaysongs.info If you spot any mistakes I'd be happy to hear about them. BTW If the member seeking out Buz Collins 'Codebreakers' CD (12 years ago) is still around I may be able to help. Information about canal song-writers such as Buz Collins and David Blagrove would be an interesting addition to the site and memories/contributions would be very welcome.
  3. Anyone interested in family trees will probably have access to on-line databases such as FindMyPast, Ancestry, etc. If you had some approximate birth dates (and they are pre-1911) I could do a quick Census search for you. Living on a boat (and moving about) could make it difficult to find the correct census record but once found you'd be pretty confident you had the right family. Also, how confident are you in the spelling of 'Mullarky'?
  4. Thanks. I thought it polite to ask as you had taken the trouble to post the image which i think is incredibly revealing. Ian
  5. FAO Tim Lewis. Would you mind if I included this image in my 'Songs of the Inland Waterways' website which has songs about Charlie Atkins and Leslie Morton and details of the 'Narrow Boats' long playing record mentioned in this thread. I am currently trying to enhance the site with background information about the old boaters featured in the songs and some of the canal-based song writers, e.g David Blagrove and Buz Collins.
  6. Two years ago my experience of the Llangollen left a lot to be desired and led to this musical effort. Apologies in advance : https://www.waterwaysongs.info/Songs/L/llangollen_grand_prix.htm
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  8. Good point. The damage is only at the bottom of the panels which suggests that capillary action was taking up water which may have collected at the bottom of the metal frame. Thanks to contributors for other suggestions. I may try to restore the present panels and then use one of the suggested treatments, probably epoxy.
  9. The oak veered plywood which forms the inside panels of my steel side hatch doors has suffered water damage. The doors are closed when it's raining but maybe the previous owner wasn't so assiduous. I am thinking of attempting to replace like with like but would like to reduce the chance of this happening again. Any suggestions for waterproofing the wood panels or for alternatives would be welcome.
  10. Notice Alert Macclesfield Canal Location: Bridge 38 to Bridge 39, Macclesfield, Macclesfield Canal Starts At: Bridge 38, Black Road Bridge Ends At: Bridge 39, Hollands Br Up Stream Winding Hole: Hurdsfield Winding Hole, close to Bridge 33, Higherfold Bridge Down Stream Winding Hole: Lyme Green Winding Hole, close to Bridge 45, Leek New Road Bridge Wednesday 24 March 2021 11:00 until further notice Type: Navigation Closure Reason: Repair Update on 19/05/2021: Works onsite to repair the failed culvert between Bridge 38, Black Road Bridge and Bridge 39, Hollands Bridge on the Macclesfield Canal are progressing well, with a view to re-water the section over the weekend. Testing will be completed early next week and we are hopeful to resume navigation in time for the Spring Bank Holiday weekend at the end of May. A further update will be provided on Wednesday 26 May.
  11. I got rid of a Cello TV as the sound was so appallingly 'tinny' I couldn't listen to it any more and replaced it with an Aldi one a couple of years or so ago- similar to that on offer now, but perhaps a little smaller. I'm very happy with it. The sound is much better though all these small TVs would be better with external speakers.
  12. This is getting ridiculous - plenty of boats with nowhere to go! Notice Alert Middlewich Branch (Shrop Union) Location: Lock 2, Stanthorne Lock, Middlewich Branch, Shropshire Union Canal Starts At: Lock 2, Stanthorne Lock Ends At: Lock 2, Stanthorne Lock Monday 19 April 2021 08:00 until further notice Type: Navigation Closure Reason: Repair Original message: Unfortunately, we need to close the navigation at Lock 2, Stanthorne Lock on the Middlewich Branch of the Shropshire Union Canal to carry out a repair to the offside tail gate. We have seen further deterioration of the damaged gate and the feedback from customers is that the lock is proving extremely difficult to operate. Our engineers and operations team have been to site to reassess the lock and have deemed it crucial for the repair works to take place as soon as possible. To allow some movement of boats we will be starting preparation work on site tomorrow to allow the repair works to commence on Monday 19 April and anticipate these works will take 7 to 10 days to complete. Navigation will remain open until Monday 19 April and will be closed from 08:00. We understand how frustrating and disruptive this is for our customers so soon after restrictions on navigation have been lifted and with the number of other stoppages in the region. Our teams will be working 7 days a week to get this fixed and back open and we will endeavour to improve on this timescale. A further update will be provided by Friday 23 April. You can view this notice and its map online here: https://canalrivertrust.org.uk/notice/19452/lock-2-stanthorne-lock-middlewich-branch-shropshire-union-canal You can find all notices at the url below: https://canalrivertrust.org.uk/notices
  13. They are indeed lovely but being 'trapped' there again is mightily depressing.
  14. Here we go again ... Notice Alert Macclesfield Canal Location: Bridge 38 to Bridge 39, Macclesfield, Macclesfield Canal Starts At: Bridge 38, Black Road Bridge Ends At: Bridge 39, Hollands Br Wednesday 24 March 2021 11:00 until further notice Type: Navigation Closure Reason: Repair Original message: Please be advised navigation is closed between Bridge 38, Black Road Bridge and Bridge 39, Hollands Bridge on the Macclesfield Canal due an issue with a culvert. Our teams are investigating the issue to be able to create a suitable method of repair. An update will be provided Monday 29 March. You can view this notice and its map online here: https://canalrivertrust.org.uk/notice/19357/bridge-38-to-bridge-39-macclesfield-macclesfield-canal
  15. As someone who is moored on the upper Macc I would like to report on the current state of water levels, etc. - but I can't. I haven't seen my boat or the canal for months. The depressing Covid situation and over optimistic Conservative escape from lock-down predictions give me little faith that I'll get out on the boat this year but I retain some hope, To hear that C&RT are already worried about what the weather will throw at them and are contemplating restrictions is dispiriting to say the least.
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