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  1. Hiya, Just been looking through my canal postcards, thought this might interest some of you. Is this 'the bridge that was never built' ? Max
  2. Thanks everyone, ill let you know how we get on. Max
  3. Good evening everyone, I am after some advice please. On Friday next week my wife and I plus two friends are hiring a boat for a week. My wife and I have done the four counties ring twice with our kids in a week, also the severn ring in a week, and most recently (10 years ago) we did Middlewitch to Llangollen and back in a week with our kids. So we have some experience. The friends we are going with have not done canal holidays before but I have no doubt they will pick it up. So we are hoping to get to Llangollen and back in the week. Is this reasonable this year and what has changed in the 10 years since we last did it ? We start at 3.00pm on the Friday, and wish to eat out once or twice, which pubs are still open and which do you recommend - I guess we will need to book. We don't mind early starts and long days. Any advice would be appreciated. Thank you. Max.
  4. That looks like a Willow Wren boat pulling a train of joey boats - not seen that before. Max.
  5. No, what I am saying is what you have found is some of their absorbant pads. They are clever things - white ones pick up oil but not water, and grey ones do the reverse. A previous owner probably pinched them from work !
  6. But did it 54 years ago, at one time it had two gate paddles !
  7. Looks like Compton on the Staffs and Worcestershire to me. Max
  8. There was a modern replica of Graham - 'Damon'.
  9. Without a shadow of a doubt the best place for any Land Rover !!
  10. CRT are keeping an eye on bridges now, any bridge overstaying their welcome beware !
  11. I have always found that mixed 50/50 with creosote old engine oil is great for treating fence panels ! Max
  12. Cast Iron will drill easily, no special drill required. Don't be tempted to centre punch first though - Cast Iron is very brittle !
  13. If Harry Potter had a boat................
  14. Something that may be of use to boat owners :- I own a old car (an Anglia 105e) and i am regularly on a forum for like minded owners, we were warned some time ago not to post photographs on the forum taken on a phone with GPS as the photo,s could be interogated with the right software and the location of the car could be found. I do not know if this is true or just another 'urban myth' can anyone on here confirm either way ? If it is true, posting photo's of your boat at its home mooring may not be a good idea. Regards to all, and well done everyone ! Max
  15. Another view of a 'bulk' here :- http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/BUCKINGHAMSHIRE-GRAND-UNION-CANAL-SOULBURY-PRINTED-/351232058686?hash=item51c70fe53e:g:U4gAAOSwuMFUb0yr Max
  16. It was around the time when upon being asked 'how are you ?' people started replying ' ime good '. Max
  17. Evening all, I have been to Stourport today for a wander around the canal basins, i noticed when walking along the river that the landing stage for one of the ageing trip boats (Severn steamer ?) appears to be an old narrow boat - perhaps a 'joey' of some kind. Is there anyone out there who knows anything about the identity of this boat ? Just curious ! Regards Max.
  18. That's not a narrowband - it's a 'hardtop skip' Sorry, narrow boat !
  19. Evening all, A quick question, something that i have often wondered about :- Is there a difference between a horse drawn Narrowboat and a 'Butty' ? I have always assumed that the original design of a horse drawn boat followed through to the 'Butties' built after horse boating faded out. Or, are there some subtle differences that i have never noticed ? Can anyone help. Cheers ! Max.
  20. I have seen very few photo,s with the chimney of a boat protected with what appears to be a polythene bag, there is however another one in this months 'Narrowboat' - the boat being Bluelines 'Stanton' steered by Doris Collins. Just a thought - i may be miles off the mark though. Happy Christmas all ! Max. Did the Collins family work for BW prior to Blueline ?
  21. http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/171573979481?_trksid=p2060778.m1438.l2649&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT Anyone know where this is from ? http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/171573981560?_trksid=p2060778.m1438.l2649&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT Or this one ? Regards Max.
  22. Good afternoon all, Just spotted this get on E-bay, a postcard of 'Lichfield Locks' with a 'boat' of some sort that the makers have seen fit to superinpose. Thought you might like it ! http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/The-Locks-Canal-Lichfield-Pre-1914-printed-/171449338538?pt=UK_Collectables_Postcards_MJ&hash=item27eb2d4aaa Regards Max
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