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  1. B W and it's successors seem quite happy to reduce the size of our waterways, I could give numerous examples where towpaths have been widened, bridges reduced in width - and tunnels(Edgbaston). I have said before that we must be the only country in Europe to do this!
  2. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/c1936-Grand-Union-Canal-Crane-Barge-Crew-Shrewley-Warwick-Area-Vintage-Photo/333757607699?hash=item4db580ef13:g:CvoAAOSwQ~Vfia3c
  3. Is that the "Chertsey" between the "Cypress" and the "Tay"?
  4. One way of dredging the canal!
  5. Impressive those Bowker and King tankers - you had to be well tied up when they went past - especially loaded! The "Ash" again with the "Comet" Close inspection of the photo will reveal it's not the "Betelgeuse".....
  6. It's the "Ash" rather than the "Betelgeuse"
  7. I think the concrete roadway was laid throughout to assist in the works at the time. The summit level was lowered as well to increase headroom in the tunnel
  8. Don't recall seeing this elsewhere! Does anyone realise it's only 4ft 6" deep, most people could probably walk out..... https://www.stokesentinel.co.uk/news/stoke-on-trent-news/midnight-kayakers-rescued-after-getting-4191708
  9. At Armitage on the T and M the canal was affected by subsidence from the nearby pit, hence the raised concrete banks. The powers-that-be decided the canal was too deep so tipped in material - trouble is they rather overdid it.....
  10. I well remember the Hollins Mill arm, and the demolition of the mill chimney, for which spectacle many locals turned out, on 1st October 1957 ( - having just looked it up!)
  11. Of course we mustn't forget that BTW started the trend of replacing wooden bottoms with steel...….(eg Asterope, Achilles)
  12. Very interesting! The Thin Lizzie at Old Ford I rather think is a 4 wheel mobile generator, and the unknown James Jones tractor is a Planet tractor from F C Hibberd. The Cob tractor is at the second lock down Tardebigge.
  13. Wasn't that the wooden Fox, ex - Seddons, with Lister SR3?
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