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Dorlan

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  2. My other half was on a Rootsweb email group a few years ago. She had 11000 spam emails waiting for her in one day! She still receives the odd few, even now.
  3. I think that Heartland's photo of Semington was probably taken in Victoria Basin in Gloucester Docks. After leaving Gloucester Semington was moored on the Severn level of the Avon, between Tewkesbury Lock and the A38 bridge. Unfortunately, probably sometime in the late 1980s, Semington was left on it's side in the river after it was caught on the bank when the river fell after a flood. I have a couple of photos of the sinking, somewhere!
  4. D. R. D. Fabrications, trading as Celtic Narrowboats, were building boats at Brynmawr. They went into liquidation in 1991.
  5. Dawncraft of Wroxham Dawncraft of Wroxham "This gallery deals exclusively with the Broadland boatbuilder, not the company producing canal boats. "
  6. It looks like it's a Dawncraft DC30, built by Dawncraft of Wroxham, a traditional boatbuilding company based in Wroxham Norfolk. https://www.apolloduck.co.uk/boat/dawncraft-dc30/652373/4780055
  7. the windlass used by Prince Charles at the opening of Weshpool town lock looks as if it was marked IWM... There was also one for sale sometime in the recent past... https://www.worthpoint.com/worthopedia/bronze-windlass-canal-lock-key-511604522
  8. Our Colecraft has 7mm hull sides with 6mm swims.
  9. He did, he's spending the night at Tewkesbury.
  10. It's the first narrowboat to reach Monmouth, March 2019... https://youtu.be/2yaUrinpWEw They have some interesting videos on YouTube! A return trip from Sharpness to Brockweir via the River Severn and the River Wye that didn't exactly go to plan!... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O9pH3Ifu6HY
  11. The 'protective paint system' was a couple of coats of Comastic and they have obviously afforded a certain amount of protection to the base plate. It will be blacked again when its next out of the water.
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