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  1. It was rumoured, at the time, that certain hotel boat crews would crack open the paddles on the river lock overnight, to lower the water level in the basin so that they could get under the bridge in the morning!
  2. The arm was the Mitton railway basin, the only railway / canal interchange on the main line of the Staffs/Worcs Canal. Most of the traffic was steel from South Wales for the Wilden and Stourvale works and coal from Highley Colliery.
  3. Photo of Eustace Carey taken in 1984.
  4. The plan of the boat that the 'craftsman' was drawing showed an engine at the stern.
  5. You can just see the front of the toilet in the photo, on the website, looking towards the bathroom. It started life as a butty. https://hnbc.org.uk/boats/romford
  6. airbnb page: Historic Rustic 110 year old Narrowboat Romford
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  13. 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.
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