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NB Alnwick

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About NB Alnwick

  • Birthday 02/22/1947

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  • Gender
    Male
  • Location
    Cropredy, Oxford Canal
  • Interests
    Folk music, boats, trains, classic cars, classic racing cycles, real watches, fountain pens and almost anything vintage . . .

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  • Occupation
    None
  • Boat Name
    Alnwick (pronounced 'Annick')
  • Boat Location
    Usually moored at Cropredy

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  • Website URL
    http://www.grahamoliver.com/

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  1. There are scammers everywhere. It is a sad fact of life. We may never stop them but we can limit their effect by reporting them. Organisations like eBay do take action when scammers are reported . . .
  2. Just a thought on the original topic: Wasn't this made up of several different canals? The Warwick to Napton section may have retained the bridge numbers of the old Warwick and Napton Canal.
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  6. A couple of years ago, we replaced the flue from our Morsø stove and we decided to replace the external removable chimney at the same time. The flue is a standard steel product approximately 4.5 ins. external diameter purchased from Midland chandlers and did the job. The external chimney came from the same shop and appeared to fit well given that our collar is unconventionally sized. The external chimney had a inner liner that fits inside the flue and an outer wall that has an inside diameter of just over 6 ins to fit the spigot of the collar. Sadly the external chimney has not laste
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  9. The Honda generator is an excellent choice for reliable mains electricity to re-charge your batteries or supply mains power when needed. The sensible thing is to have an arrangement whereby the generator can provide power only when the 230 V AC outlet from the the inverter is physically disconnected. This will avoid any possibility of serious damage caused by having both power supplies connected at the same time.
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  13. When the photograph was taken, the 'scene' behind the windows was simply a canvas sheet on a wooden frame that was held up by the photographer's assistants to hide the rest of the workshop or possibly a brick wall. The picturesque scenery was added later in the photographers studio where artists were employed to touch-up and enhance the photograph - this often included piecing together multiple images and re-photographing them in the studio. This may seem overly laborious today but in those unhurried days of relatively low wages it was common practice at most major carriage works. Reference to
  14. We know Caroline and Nick well but we also know, from our own experience with our cottage in Cropredy, just how difficult and expensive it can be to restore a derelict cottage. Some years ago we signed a petition for VAT relief on work to listed buildings - such relief in the form of a grant is already provided for religious buildings. That petition failed and, as we also discovered, it is almost impossible to get relief on council tax for buildings that are unoccupied these days. These old lock cottages are very special and deserve even more support from the government - perhap
  15. So Marples and his cohorts weren't the only vandals?
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