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  1. 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!
  2. D. R. D. Fabrications, trading as Celtic Narrowboats, were building boats at Brynmawr. They went into liquidation in 1991.
  3. Dawncraft of Wroxham Dawncraft of Wroxham "This gallery deals exclusively with the Broadland boatbuilder, not the company producing canal boats. "
  4. 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
  5. Dorlan

    IWM windlass

    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
  6. Our Colecraft has 7mm hull sides with 6mm swims.
  7. He did, he's spending the night at Tewkesbury.
  8. 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
  9. 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.
  10. Taken from last October's survey of our 35 year old boat:
  11. Yes it was, but in Welsh!
  12. We had to add '2' to our boat name to go on the Thames as there was a boat already registered with the same name. We are on No. 5 now!
  13. The sign on the lockside says Oliver's Lock. Oliver's Lock - Google
  14. The former ferry at Hampton Loade on the River Severn operated in a similar fashion. Operating for about 400 years, it closed in 20016. Photo c. 1998
  15. 'Ned’s Cottage,' named after Ned Taylor who lived here for most of his life...
  16. This day, 2007. I think it's the only time I've seen anything crossing a lift bridge on the Oxford Canal!
  17. End of April, about 20 years ago, in reverse order!...
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