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  1. But if he didn't enact the permission (close the pub and turn it into a house) within the time stated on the consent (usually about 3 years), then the permission has lapsed and that's why he has had to apply again. As others have said, the context has changed in the meantime, so he might not get consent. But if there is another pub in the village the case for keeping your pub is weak.
  2. Ex station boat(s) formerly Huddersfield CS 'Benjamin Outram' and prior to that 'Sabrina' (See https://www.canalworld.net/forums/index.php?/topic/95861-photos-wanted/ ) https://narrowboats.apolloduck.co.uk/boat/yarwoods-for-sale/666387
  3. Pavo https://narrowboats.apolloduck.co.uk/boat/harland-and-wolff-61-traditional-for-sale/666187
  4. The CRT form at https://canalrivertrust.org.uk/media/original/732-application-form-historic-boat-discount.pdf says "The basic structure of the boat should be more than fifty years old. Some later modifications may be acceptable but substantially altered boats will not be eligible for the discount. There are many publications which illustrate or describe most of the older boats still existent. Applicants should provide documentary or photographic evidence of the boat’s age and history. The materials and methods of construction are often indicative of the period of manufacture, e.g. virtual
  5. I guess they really mean "new steel bottom". But it does beg the question how much of the original boat survives. Edit: I thought I'd seen it somewhere before - it features in this post: https://www.canalworld.net/forums/index.php?/topic/54625-historic-boats-for-sale-online/&do=findComment&comment=1943124 And this: https://www.canalworld.net/forums/index.php?/topic/17374-bridgewater-heritage-boat-co/
  6. https://narrowboats.apolloduck.co.uk/boat/fellows-morton-clayton-for-sale/665246 "73ft FMC Josha with bags of history. believed to be the Butty Spain. Recently (2019/20) had new steel hull." Really ?
  7. Burgedin lock cottage for sale by CRT: https://bidx1.com/en/en-gb/auction/property/54691
  8. Right, back to basics first. Have you asked River and Canal Services where they got the boat from ? Is it of riveted or welded construction ? (if welded it's likely to have been built after approx 1950) To me it looks like half a 1970's mud hopper.
  9. In my eyes it's a beautiful boat and my guess is that the asking price is less than half it's cost to construct. If you haven't already, it's worth watching the video (link on advert)
  10. I'd never heard of this reference before and I've been puzzling why boatmen should stop there instead of going to the pictures in the centre of Birmingham. But of course the cinemas in the city centre were quite a walk from Sampson Road or Camp Hill top. I've done a bit of googling and there was a cinema literally just across the road from the canal on Kingsbury Road- so possibly the closest to the boatmens' route anywhere in the area. It was called the Apollo and it opened in 1930 and closed in 1960, being demolished shortly afterwards. OS map and photos attached (all from th
  11. If you type 'Calstock' into the search bar you'll find several references to her. You'll probably be interested to know that Peter White and Calstock feature in this film from 1967: https://www.macearchive.org/films/atv-today-05051967-gas-street-basin
  12. Unfortunately it isn't. That stretch hasn't got houses like that on the left of the original picture, nor has it got a towpath bridge like the one on the right. Those boats would have worked the Coventry and north Oxford canals regularly though, so it could be somewhere in Warwickshire, but I don't recognise it.
  13. Hi Roland. I'm surprised you say that - the people who run the cafe are very nice and do excellent food. It's very popular so obviously a lot of other people think so too.
  14. Exactly my experience too. They stay as close to the cafe as possible !
  15. Having been to Norway, my only surprise is that they haven't done it before. The Norwegians are the world's masters in tunnel building, and the quality of all their work is very high.
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