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JamesWoolcock last won the day on April 19 2018

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  1. Please be advised navigation is closed at Royal Oak Swing bridge due to an mechanical fault. Our contractors have attended site today and require to carry out further works. A further update will be provided tomorrow 15th June
  2. Last time I was there was 2018 and there was a lock keeper on the Newlay Locks and feral kids at Kirkstall. And a flattened end of a scaffolding pole would have helped to get Moss Swing Bridge open!
  3. More than once I've been sharing an uphill lock with another boat when this has happened to them. Get 'em in the dock and chop it off before another boat goes down!
  4. I'm always surprised by the number of boats I see out of the water, which is quite a few as my home mooring is opposite Crown Wharf and Canal Cruising Co's dry docks in Stone, which have a portion of the base plate protruding out in front of the stem post, just ready to catch up of on such a cill which carries a goodly amount of iron guard fendering.
  5. Notice Alert Trent & Mersey Canal Location: Stenson Lock - Trent & Mersey Canal Starts At: Lock 6, Stenson Lock Ends At: Lock 6, Stenson Lock Wednesday 2 June 2021 until further notice Type: Navigation Closure Reason: Boat damage Original message: Due to a boat sinking in Stenson Lock, the Lock is currently out of action to other users. Canal River Rescue is being called out as a point of urgency to assist the boat out of the lock. As soon as we have more information, we will update the website.
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  7. Cherish! Likely to be the only piccy you see of Alan Leighton in a narrow boat for a while. Lipreading the conversation he was having with HRH I think he was saying " Look at these lovely cycle paths which I'm in charge of. Sorry about the wet bit"
  8. There is a bit about this in the latest 'Boaters' Update' which I received by email on Friday evening. In it we are asked to clean and wash down and dry parts of our boats as we go from one waterway to another including the fenders, propeller (!) and the 'lip' round the boat. I've emailed Damien to ask about the 'lip' as I don't want to leave it out.
  9. Hi Once you've measured for size, I was at Streethay Wharf on the A38 coming out of Lichfield on Monday and they had some reasonable quality chimneys, which are not always easy to find. They had some double ones, which are what you really want I expect.
  10. They may want a postal address for you where they can write to you perhaps, although I do all mine through email.
  11. Willenhall is not Birmingham! The location of this so sad incident is the Wyrley and Essington Canal within the Metropolitan Borough of Walsall in the Black Country.
  12. Streethay Wharf, Lichfield have quite a selection of used props. Give them a call.
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  14. My vote goes to Andy Tidy and his Canal Explorer series, although it might have limited audience as it's all about the BCN. Extremely well researched and informative.
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