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Lysander

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  1. Good grief! I haven't seen that since I was at school! Anyone who was a stamp collector in their youth would recognise Helvetia and know exactly what it meant! Not how to pronounce it though - how many schoolboys thought Sweden was Sveridge to the natives?
  2. We moored at Blisworth for three years. We found it a very pleasant marina, friendly and with good facilities but tight for mooring if you're moored opposite a full length boat and very noisy being in an angle between the West Coast mainline and the A43. As we were moored on the south-east side, we also found carting everything over the footbridge a bit trying.
  3. Nono - a glass without a handle is a thin glass
  4. I bought a lottery ticket the first week they came out. I didn't win so I've never bought another one.
  5. Nono. Barnsley is still safely in the North but anything south of it is open to question. Perhaps everything between Watford (Herts) and Barnsley is The Midlands?
  6. Coming from neither North nor South of Watford, the Watford Gap thing always irks me. Sorry to nitpick...
  7. Agreed! I don't know where the 'Watford Gap' thing came from. It makes no sense as any kind of joke but the road sign at the start of the M1 in London does. The M1 goes to Watford and everything else is The North!
  8. To me it looks like something which has been added on. Maybe it came from some vessel which a previous owner had connections with?
  9. We have recently had our boat painted and signwritten and asked for the registration number to be accompanied by the old BW logo of the bridge and reeds simply because we like it. We are still here to tell the tale...
  10. Watford parkrun in Cassiobury Park close to the GU - not exactly handy for you though I expect.
  11. Saw a boat today with what was described as a "semi-cruiser" stern. Never seen anything like it before.
  12. I'm so sorry. I don't know the area and misidentified the bridge. I can now see which bridge you mean and have searched the available historic maps but no wharf or any structure whatsoever seems to be present there. I hope you have been able to access the maps yourself now,
  13. Nothing obvious on the 1888 - 1913 six-inch OS map. The National Library of Scotland site is a good source of old maps https://maps.nls.uk/index.html
  14. Fascinating! I had no idea there were so many different kinds of skips...
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