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  1. Some bean counters saved some money mothballing this? £250 million desalination plant constructed by Thames Water is unavailable this summer after being built to supply 400,000 London homes with drinking water every day in the case of a drought. The Beckton desalination plant in east London was promised as a major reserve of potable water to cope with drier UK summers - but in a summer that has already seen the hottest temperatures ever recorded, it is out of use.
  2. Obviously an early version of blue signs, I can detect one about No Fishing in the Tunnel and one about keeping dogs on the lead.
  3. Congratulations. magnificent piece of work. I am grateful you found the time to d this .
  4. The canal can't have been used much as it must have been a faff to break the tail and allow the bridge to pivot?
  5. I seem to remember Baddiley Top Lock used to have one from childhood memory many moons ago circa 61/62
  6. I recall an article in W,W, concerning Alan Picken and an illustration or picture? of this scene was used
  7. Warrington Black Bear ?
  8. The identity should be in he Northwitch Health Register. I beleive the Admiral Class were registered in the 100's So I would suggest that this motor was re registered at Northwitch on joining British Waterways N.W fleet probably after a docking at Hayhurst Yard.
  9. Lion was Malcolm Braine's boat in 1962 when i first saw it . 45 ft in length. I beleive it was lengthened in two stages. I think WW did a feature with John Saxon when he owned the boat.
  10. Are there any height restrictions to consider?
  11. Thus we go back round to Thurlwood Steel Lock. Fails under same lock site site ruling? Good spot though. I cant put a date on the work
  12. The good people of Wolverhampton have cut down on their Flushes then?
  13. One of the Locks on the Upper Avon Robert Aickman? was built new and not on a previous lock site
  14. His middle button on his jacket is undone>
  15. First ethical question , do you have other crew members? Is the cabin suitable for one to one sessions to allow a confidential environment. If you are considering on-line counselling , I would recommend doing further training to equip yourself with the different aspects you do not require for face to face counselling such as secure email for contracting. Secure software (Zoom is not 100% secure). Procedures for reconnecting if a session is interrupted, insurance, payment methods etc. Given a good wifi signal this should allow you to cruise and deal with clients. As you mentioned I would start this off with discussing this at Supervision
  16. The pub at the top of Wolverhampton (Forgotten its name) long since demolished . Had a lock in with Chocolate Charlie , when some of the the Anderton fleet was tied there. It had a lovely bay window with a view of the top lock.
  17. Amaryliss was built by Taylor's of Chester and as far as I know was a private boat and never served in a hire fleet
  18. In the sixties we carried our own Keb and cleared minor things ourselves .
  19. Must be taken off the duck because it worked for me yesterday
  20. I think it was about 1979, I beleive taken by Laurence Hogg as he took detailed pictures of the boats in the left corner that went up for tender at about that time one of which was President .
  21. Water taps were were usually found at locks for working boatmen to obtain a source of potable water for their cans as they passed through the lock. The growth of leisure boating meant that water points were set up away from locks to allow uninterrupted passage. I do not know whether this provision was a legal requirement for public health laid upon the canal companies devolving down to C&RT.
  22. Fulbourne on the Grand Canal ? That would be a sight? Is the mooring OK for size?
  23. I thought it was Cammel Laird Birkenhead apprentices that built the charity boats, They definitely built the Heulwen for the Montgomery.
  24. Lovely footage thank you for posting. Frank Muir's boat Samanda was bought by Desmond Briscoe by 1965. Desmond also worked for the BBC and was active in the IWA at that time. He produced and arranged the Narrow Boats L.P. featuring sound bites of boatmen and canal workers etc. Combined with songs by David Blagrove.
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