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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

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  • Occupation
    SEN Teacher
  • Boat Name
    Lancing
  • Boat Location
    Stockton

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  1. I have been trawling through books looking at pictures of Grand Union boats trying to find out what is written under the G.U.C.C.Co.Ltd (kind of thing but with the td in line with the top of the L) Back to my trawling, and I found a really good picture in a book, Canal Recollections, Julian Holland. 1998. Parkgate Books, page 32 and using a lens it reads (top line) HATTON&Co. (middle) MAKERS (bottom line) UXBRIDGE. This picture is also in the George & Mary but rather under exposed so not able to read it. Page 19 (old copy) Does anyone know of any other good images of pre war cloths on boats that can be read. Another, interesting, thing is on one cloth it as Ltd. and on another it has Ltd without the stop. Just goes to show that at the time there were variations as to what and how information was written. Does anyone know what type face (fount) it is and size.
  2. Does anyone have a stencil to paint the cloths with that I could borrow? Cheers, p
  3. Cheers - pity that the old bridge had to go - hay ho!
  4. Esky is a brand name in the same way that hoover (Hoover) was for a vacuum cleaner.
  5. I 'ave, it was a tiller pin out, mushroom vent screwed down, pigeon box off, cratch down and headlight laying on the deck sort of tunnel. All good fun.
  6. I also think that Froghall Tunnel is a tad low, just saying that's all.
  7. Oh, is it? Oh, I see now! 250 yards...der! Oops error.
  8. I must admit that I do not think of Braunston Tunnel as being bendy but it does have some bends in it and as Athy says Snarestone is only 250 metres long and boating through it it seems quite wiggly to me. Is that too many ands?
  9. Just a thought, I was wondering why Snarestone Tunnel is so...bendy. I would guess that it was not quite so bendy when built and the bends are due to movement after the fact. Mining subsidence? Anybody know?
  10. Or rather an idiot without an aqualung...maybe not.
  11. I contacted him a couple of days ago and have no reply at all.
  12. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Narrowboat-Buckby-Can/223737018842?hash=item3417c3f9da:g:tmgAAOSwW4JdwG9b A can on ebay that clearly is not by the late Mr Hough though the seller thinks it is...how?
  13. I always thought it was George steering.
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