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Jim Riley

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About Jim Riley

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  • Location
    Calderbrook, Littleborough, Lancs
  • Interests
    Boating, caravanning, walking, cycling, gardening, got 2 hens, I'm also Founder and Chair of the trustees of Skylight Circus Arts, a reg'd charity using circus in education and youth work.

Previous Fields

  • Occupation
    Circus Skills Teacher/ performer, Circus Jim
  • Boat Name
    Marshwiggle, 32ft narrow boat reg'd 1968
  • Boat Location
    Warland, Rochdale Canal Summit

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  1. TapaTalk?

    Bump! Any news on adding Tapatalk?
  2. Getting hit by turning boats

    Fake camera and cctv notice?
  3. Middlewich Branch breach - Shropshire Union

    A motorway sliproad/embankment in USA has been built out of polystyrene blocks. Simple to carry across the fields.
  4. Eco Fan

    Sat there doin' nowt.
  5. Eco Fan

    Measururing the gale from an ecofan.... Swmbo's birthday t'other day, we had a helium balloon floating on a 2m string, about 3m from the stove, it was gently moving round in the air currents. If I CBA I would video it and move it round to different bits of the room, but because I know it works I CBA. The doubters will just have to prove it for themselves. Or carry on as they are, fingers in ears, eyes closed, singing lalalalalalalalala.
  6. Big news! Canal freezes over.

    no, he's a troll, cousin of a wight And it's frozen at my mooring, drifting round the boat.
  7. Eco Fan

    Is it your ecofan that is currently causing hot warm winds around Littleborough, just point it north towards Summit, there's a good chap. I'd have knocked on and asked you to do it in person, but no sign of life aboard.
  8. Banbury Moorings

    Then I've got it wrong, I thought that cart had said "whatever the signage it's 14 days over winter"
  9. Banbury Moorings

    All moorings are 14 days over winter Shirley.
  10. Standedge tunnel.

    I'd agree, got up to Sla'w'it no problem, mostly singlehanded, swmbo can't always crew because of health problems. Can't go through because we have a petrol outboard.
  11. New service to boaters.

    There's definately a demand for poopickeruppers, from the evidence I've stood in!
  12. Hey the Owls are Back.

    Saw a little owl silhouetted in a small tree against the evening sky on the Moors near my house, close to Rochdale Canal Summit. Last summer heard fledged tawnies issueing a pathetic learners hoot.
  13. Carbon Monoxide Alarm Petition

    ??? Whose the competent gas engineer round here? Gas safety Certificate once a year. Or smacked legs!
  14. Hey the Owls are Back.

    Seeing as no one else has..... Owls? Do we give two hoots about owls?
  15. Eco Fan

    No. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Turtles_all_the_way_down and was referred to here https://sites.google.com/site/qitranscripts/transcripts/1x02 But I already knew about the quote, from the mists of time.