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David Schweizer

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David Schweizer last won the day on August 15 2016

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About David Schweizer

  • Birthday 09/29/1946

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  • Gender
    Male
  • Location
    Bradford on Avon
  • Interests
    General Joinery, Cabinet Work, and Restoring Antique Furniture.
    Collecting and researching the history. of old Woodworking Tools,
    Agricultural, Social, and Industrial History. Model Railways.
    Canal History
    Genealogical Research.

Previous Fields

  • Occupation
    Retired
  • Boat Name
    Formerly Helvetia, Sadly now with new owners

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  1. The colours in the two photos certainly look very different, but they were almost certainly taken at the same IWA Festival in 1964. The colours in the postcard certainly appear to have been enhanced, whilst Max's Son's photo appears to have faded, and neither is a true reflection of how I remember Willow Wren Colours, particularly the cream, which was a rich colour, but not yellow. Anyway, I have found more photos of Cygnus, all in Willow Wren livery. Three appear in the Spring 2013 edition of the magazine "Narrowboat" and two in the Waterways World Booklet "Willow Wren" by Alan Faulkner. pu
  2. I have a postcard with Cygnus in Willow Wren liverey, at Stratford on Avon. I can scan it for you.
  3. Not that simple actually. I have just read through all the posts and there are several references to him being a volunteer, which does not attract any PAYE contributions. There are also several references to him "doing his job" but at no time is there any mention of him being paid for the job he was doing. When I was working for the Youth Service, I was responsible for overseeing hundreds of volunteeers all of whom did a job, but none of them were paid. Doing a job, and being payed are not neccessarily mutual equivalents. .
  4. Of course I know what PAYE means. What I was questioning was how could be be a a paye in relation to him being an "unpaid volunteer in that role"
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  6. The Coach livery is correct for the Loco livery. The Western Region used chocolate and cream for its express train coaches from the mid 50's. until the early 1960's. I remember them well on the 4.00pm Paddington to Birminham Express which barrelled through Northolt Junction (now South Ruislip) about 4.15pm each day at something approaching 90mph, always hauled by a King or two Castles. We used to run down from school to the station every day, in the hope that we would "spot" a previously unrecorded Loco. I still have my 1958/59 Ian Allan combined album
  7. The Castle loco is perfectly feasible, the GWR had a direct line from Paddington via Birmingham to Chester, and operated a joint line with the LNWR from Chester to Warrington. The GWR ran regular trains through Chester from 1860 until Nationalization.
  8. An "interesting" response from someone who earns his living from signwriting boats!
  9. Have you tried the obvious, Foxhangers Marina? They have a slipway and dry storage.
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