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  1. David and Derek, Thank you both for your help. Much appreciated.
  2. Hello everyone. I am a complete novice regarding knowledge of canals. During several walks along the Grand Union I have noticed differing dates on locks e.g. Common Moor lock 1867 & 1874 Lot Mead lock 1878 Batchworth 1866 Stocker’s 1886 Springwell 1892 & 1898 Coppermill 1870 & 1884 Black Jack’s 1870 Widewater 1876 Denham Deep 1851 Would some kind person be able to explain the significance of these dates please as, to me, they don’t appear to tie up with the dates of the building of the canal? Thank you.
  3. Thank you very much for your help Ray.
  4. Hello everyone. Would anyone be able to tell me where nb Mimas is moored at the moment? I am proposing to construct a scale model of her and would like to take some photos of her to aid me in my quest. Thank you in anticipation, Will.
  5. Thanks for sharing your memories John. I’m trying, without much success, to remember where Sabina Villas were in Horton Road. Can you place them for me? Thanks.
  6. Thank you for your kind remarks. That’s right Mark, Lupin was moored up at Coppermill Lock. I don’t know if she's still there as I haven’t been up that way lately.
  7. Hi everyone. As it seems that some of you are interested in narrowboat models I thought you might like to have a look at these. They are both scratch-built from balsa. I am not an experienced modeller, nor am I a boat person, so there are probably many many technical errors.....please excuse! I have very little knowledge of boats apart from strolling along the canal and admiring them. These two were built purely for fun to while away the hours of retirement. Please also excuse the poor photography! Happy New Year to you all.
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  9. I believe that this is true but the land either side of Falling Lane was brickfield and has consequently been dug out causing the level to drop below both Falling Lane and Royal Lane. The old allotments next to the football club were riddled with debris from the brickfields. There was a pub called the Black Bull on Falling Lane at the side of Otter Dock.
  10. Many thanks everyone. Thank you for your help. Much appreciated.
  11. Hello everyone. I am interested in finding out about the canal carriers who worked the brickfields of West Drayton/Yiewsley/Stockley/Hayes. It would be great to find any photos/info relating to this if anyone can point me in the right direction. I believe that there is an article in the autumn 2017 edition of Narrowboat Magazine relating to the brickfields around London. Would anyone be kind enough to tell me if this relates to the aforementioned areas? Thank you.
  12. Thank you both for your help. Much appreciated.
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