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fittie

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About fittie

  • Birthday August 3

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  • Gender
    Male
  • Location
    The Lakes
  • Interests
    breathing

Previous Fields

  • Occupation
    SEN Teacher
  • Boat Name
    Lancing
  • Boat Location
    Stockton
  1. fittie

    Turnover lock

    Sorry my error re the name. The sign is over 40 years old. It's been in my garden since I was a kid. I must admit that I thought that the lock had changed its name but looking at the map I see that it is still there. Me being a bit thick after a long and hard week at work. Hay ho!
  2. fittie

    Turnover lock

    I had a feeling that it was on the Leister Section but why the name change?
  3. fittie

    Turnover lock

    Where is this from? I think that it was "liberated" from the BW yard at Hatton way back when by my father and another accomplice.
  4. fittie

    Who's the painter

    It was bought by my grandmother in the 70s and she gave it to me when she down-sized, so I have known this picture from my early teens. Haven't boated down that way since about '74 or '76. I don't think that I have boated south of Stoke Bruerne since '85.
  5. fittie

    GUCCC big boats

    Thanks Alan.
  6. fittie

    Who's the painter

    There are lots of things that I really don't like about this picture but it has been a part of my life for about 40+ years and I have seen worse.
  7. fittie

    Who's the painter

    It says on the back of the painting Douglas Bisset, 5,Moorland Rd, Hemel Hempstead. And, Fishery Lock, Boxmoor, Herts. (Bridge 148). Did he do others? Anyone know anything.
  8. fittie

    GUCCC big boats

    Has anyone got a picture of a ladder in a big boat's engine 'ole?
  9. fittie

    GUCCC big boats

    I still fill the kettle from the cans on the roof as in the picture. No point on having cans and not using them. Still on the look out for a three gal can as in the summer we do get through 4 gallons in no time and there are less taps than there used to be and when you find one some lovely person has mored on it meaning I or Mrs F has to walk miles form a mooring back to the tap and then back to the boat carrying 40lbs of water. There are a lot of people mooring on taps or and not leaving enough space for 71'6" of boat to pull in for a quick splash and dash. Can you tell I've not had a good day...
  10. fittie

    GUCCC big boats

    Thanks Mr Harrison, and on the chimbly side too. Do you have and info on the ladder situation? Mrs F finds it hard work exiting via the small step on the fuel tank strap.
  11. fittie

    GUCCC big boats

    2 things really. 1. did the big boats have ladders in the engine 'ole - I know that the little boats did but what about the large Northwiches? and 2. did the big boats have the small step on both sides of the cabin side? cheers fittie
  12. fittie

    Pubs in Foxton

    I've just checked my old Nicholson's and there are no pubs at the locks which is as I thought it would be - my father knew his pubs and beer and many a boating adventure was based around some small brewer or pub - it was just that this other boater + other half were adamant about pubs at the locks being there for ever, well a lot longer then they really have.
  13. fittie

    Pubs in Foxton

    My late father lost a bet, a fiver I think, about there not being any pubs at the locks in Foxton. There was an Ind Coope pub, the Black Horse, opposite the church, telephone East Langton 250. but in the 60s and early 70s he did not think there were any pubs at the locks. Of course there are 2 now but my question is was my dad right? While talking to a fellow boater and his girl/lady friend who insisted that the pubs had always been there. My old guide book has no mention of any pubs other then in the village itself.
  14. fittie

    Winding at Stoke Bruerne

    Cheers!
  15. fittie

    C&RT company cars

    C&RT inherited him from BWB
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