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  1. Royalty class Duke on the Severn, c. 1990
  2. Passing the Coal House Inn at Apperley, while on the way from Gloucester to Tewkesbury, c. 1990.
  3. The chamber behind the water point was a dry dock. I used it just before it went out of use. The duck pond was fed from the outlet from the dock! This photo shows a boat in the dry dock and another moored in the old narrow lock.
  4. The cabin in post 58 was built by Len Beauchamp at Braunston in 1985. It's apparently based on the cabin of Raymond with Arthur Bray checking on progress daily, as it was being fitted out.
  5. Ron Hough did the scumbling/graining in our boat. There are four different finishes, combed oak graining, oak brushed graining, mahogany brushed graining and oak swirls. (The castle and roses weren't painted by Ron.)
  6. Dorlan


    The 'Waterways Code for Boaters', published by BWB and reprinted in 1992, has the following "safety advice"...
  7. It's still at Calcutt, minus the handrails, the top and the 'shed'!
  8. Wyre Piddle Pink Green (near Redditch) Hill (there's one in Worcestershire and another in Warwickshire)
  9. They are in Northumberland... Oceans 7 Marine Ltd T/A Budgetchandlery.comCoopies WayCoopies Lane Ind EstateMorpethNorthumberlandNE61 6JTUnited KingdomTel: +44(0)1670 719 311Fax: +44 (0)1670 551 112
  10. I don't think it was meant as a reservoir as each lock had a side pond, like those at The Bratch. The side pond for this lock, (Lock 11 not 5,) was also larger than the other side ponds.
  11. Nobody seems to know for sure, but there's a plausible explanation on the following web page... https://www.waterwayroutes.co.uk/wr/blog-14011701.html
  12. It would appear so... Taken from the IWA Bulletin dated 29th April 2016https://www.waterways.org.uk/news_campaigns/bulletins/iwa_bulletin_20160429 "Luddington lock is now the site of the old footbridge over Bancroft Basin Lock which was built by prisoners in 1963 at their workshops in Wormwood Scrubs, London, placed in position by the Royal Engineers, Long Marston in 1964 and installed by prisoners from Winson Green in Birmingham. Volunteers took the opportunity to bring this iconic structure back to its former glory." The bridge is on the site of the original round Upper Luddington lock.
  13. Dorlan

    22 Moorings

    The caravans are still at Bredon Marina, the other side of Bredon Dock. There have only been moorings at the Old Rectory. The Old Rectory is about 30' higher than the river. If that ever floods, then most of Tewkesbury would be under 30' of water!
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