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  1. Sights and sounds of the 50th in this video :-
  2. What a great event. Some nice boats, fine music, good ale and lovely people. Top marks to all the organisers, painters, gardeners and helpers - and the other societies involved. A video here of the speeches on the Saturday afternoon. Another video of the boats to come.
  3. From the old Union Canal website 17th, 18th 19th May 2019 A Rally of Boats and Celebration to mark 50 years since the re-opening of the Welford Arm - Historic working boats and trading boats - VintageTractors - Souvenir Shop - Music on Friday and Saturday Evening - Ceilidh band on Sunday afternoon - Pop-up canal history exhibits - Address by Philip Mulligan, C&RT East Midlands Director, 2pm Saturday ... and other attractions - Entry Free ~ All Welcome !
  4. I see Braunston and Braunstone listed. Can Reg and Alway Swilbyl confirm that they mean Braunston, the centre of the canal universe AND Braunstone, near Liecester.
  5. Even on the nominally "wide" Grand Union there are (ex) bridge holes that are well under 14 feet wide, so beware.
  6. In cold weather, don't ignore the possibilty of fuel waxing.
  7. Brilliant - just watched all 3 films on the Iplayer. Also looked at the VIC 27 website to see the latest news. I can only conclude she's not afloat yet - or steaming - but looking at what they've achieved, they must be on the home run now.
  8. Caravan are playing on the Friday - unf I have a wedding that weekend.
  9. Quote - Life on the canal is not just a place of leisure and tourism as Helen Mark finds out that more and more people are now full time residents on the water. For this Open Country Helen chugs along on ‘Ardley Way‘ a 60 foot narrow boat with Pete and Bev Ardley who are full time residents at Foxton Locks in Leicestershire. Will Helen be convinced of this lifestyle? Meanwhile ,Carolyn Watts is taking her lock keepers assessment, will she remember everything she’s been taught and get the narrow boats through Foxton locks and become a qualified lock keeper? A nurse by profession she started volunteering last year as the canals have always have always been part of her families history. Foxton Locks consists of 10 locks all after each other and is the steepest and longest flight staircase of locks on the English canal system explains Alex Goode, the Site Manager whose father worked there too. Every year he and his team are responsible for almost 5000 boats going through the locks. The day ends at Bridge 61 as Helen meets Sarah and Shane Kennedy the newest members of the boating community; they’ve never been on a narrow boat, never holidayed on one but decided to buy and live on one permanently this year. As the depth of winter approaches are they still confident they’ve done the right thing? Includes a chat with Caroline Watts, a volly from a boating family.
  10. My local agricultural suppliers sell it - in 25L barrels. It helps to talk the talk and dress right when you go in there.
  11. Have you got a ring in the centre of the roof ? Useful for this requirement of yours as well as general boating.
  12. What species is this fella - not a Mallard to my untrained eye.
  13. Thanks for fixing that Alan. I also find youtube behaving rather oddly at present.
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