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    Engineer/now instructor various but retired.
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    Andromeda No 5 and Cygnus
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    G U South

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  1. Thank you, I don’t get alerts from CW so I have to remember to keep logging in. polesworth is near where she is right now. Pics would be great. Would she have been BW then?
  2. Hi Roland thank you Thats an interesting thought. we are talking just before the second war so those boats worked their socks off and probably with Idle Women?! hopefull something will come up somewhere. which Butty was yours? Thanks Dan i saw a post by GSer on one of Alan’s threads and I’ve noted it but yes it may be worth an inbox. Hi David thank you that would be great. I haven’t worked out how to upload pics to here from my phone yet.
  3. Hi all for those of you that haven’t seen a post on Facebook or heard through the towpath telegraph, ive now got Cygnus. looking for pictures please of her in the very early days when she was carrying for GUCCCo. that doesn’t mean that any detailed BW or Willow Wren pics won’t be welcome but I have seen some. Ive seen none of GU carrying days. thanking you in advance
  4. I imagine that you know that Lichfield was taken out of the water in 2010 and broken up too. I went searching for it and found her at Hillmorton in Nov 2009, by the time I got back up there a year later with her old motor boat, she’d gone.
  5. Many thanks somehow I missed this reply im very grateful. That sort of nails my dates a bit better. I now know that there are possibly 3 owners between 1986 and 1990 I have from 1989 so I have two names of those 3 to find, the third was called Appleby (William I think) From Beeston.
  6. Hi Jerry the photos are great, thank you. I had no internal pics at all of either of the boats these will be a great addition. I had John and Dawn noted in my notes (was it Mills?) when I visited Lapworth a few years ago the gent in the canal cottage said that John drinks in the local pub so hes still about. ?
  7. Hi No it wasn’t, It was earlier, a single lady. I will find out more if I can and if anyone is interested please PM me. my signal poor at the mo so cant watch posts
  8. Thank you, I was curious because I know somebody that had her back in the 60/70's (If I have the right boat). carrying coal. That is what I found. I was interested that she had a 6 digit BW no
  9. Hi, This is a very random question but does anyone know whether Hampstead is still about? It's shown on the boat listings with a newer style 6 digit BW no but last updated 2010. Thanks for reading :-)
  10. Thank you, it's amazing what people know and have gleaned. It's amazing also that there doesn't seem to be any trace at all of the old route now and so surprising that it never followed the river in the first place. 20 years, not long at all. So do we know when the new un opened? the act was passed in March 1818, there is evidence of the new course being there in around 1822. One of the other questions was when was the Nash lock house built?
  11. Yes I wondered about the 69A Im looking at the old map now with the route, The endless Web implies that this happened around 1818
  12. Thank you both. I thought this was the case but couldn't find the evidence.
  13. I'm looking for evidence of a change in water way route through Hemel Hempstead area. Does anyone know whether it was built to plan or plans changed or what? Also wondering what actual ages the associated lock cottages are between Boxmoor and Hunton Bridge.
  14. Ive left my car down by the lock before and cross fingers no problem. I also heard too that the Navigation car park spaces down in the bottom corner were public/canal use spaces. As Alan says, not much publication, just local knowledge.
  15. just seen this, do you know more about the demise of poor Lichfield? broken by Tuckeys in 2010
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