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  1. You may find this link more informative http://www.boatmail.co.uk/mail2email.html
  2. You may like to look at this http://www.canalandriversidepubs.co.uk/Bridgewater.htm I do not know of any other pubs close to the cut although there is one on top of Preston Brook Tunnel (The Tunnel Top)
  3. From the Stratford-upon-Avon Canal Society We've been able to re-schedule the meeting which we had to cancel because of the recent snow. It will now take place on Friday 25th January, assuming the weather is not as inclement. It's a presentation by Job Hutchings about his father David, and the story of the restorations with which he was involved - or at least part of it! It will start at 7:45pm at Wootton Wawen village hall, and we hope to see as many of you there as possible. Admission is free, but we ask for a donation for tea & coffee in the interval.
  4. From the Stratford Canal Society We've been keeping an eye on the weather forecasts from various sources and have decided to postpone the meeting tomorrow night, Friday 18th. Although it's disappointing, the potential for 8cm snow, perhaps drifting, makes it difficult for all of us, but in particular for our speaker, Job Hutchings, as he comes from the Bristol area and could find returning home quite hazardous. We're trying to re-arrange the meeting for a week Friday, the 25th, when the weather may be more clement. Our apologies to all, because we know some of you have made special arrangements to be at the meeting. If you know someone who would have come but isn't on our list, would you please tell them? Thanks.
  5. The next meeting of the Stratford-upon-Avon Canal Society is this Friday (18th) and promises to be very special We will have a presentation by Job Hutchings, son of David Hutchings, and it will be of great interest to all our members and others, and in particular to those who were involved in the post-war restoration movement, which culminated in the opening of the Southern Stratford. The Society have had sight of some of the material and much of it has not been seen in public before. Job has a wealth of anecdote and background about growing up with one of the most famous restoration leaders of recent times, so we will have a first hand account of a major waterways figure. Meetings are held at Wootton Wawen Village Hall @1930 (Postcode B95 6AY) which is situated in the village of Wootton Wawen very near to the A3400 Stratford-upon-Avon to Henley in Arden road Directions: From the south, leave Stratford on the A3400, pass under the canal aqueduct at Wootton Wawen/Navigation Pub, past the village store on the left and then the road takes a 90-degree turn towards Henley in Arden. At the apex of the bend, turn left onto the B4089 towards Aston Cantlow/Alcester. On the corner you will see the Bulls Head pub and the entrance to the village hall is 100 yards from the junction, opposite the pub carpark From the north, leave Henley in Arden on the A3400. As you approach Wootton Wawen, the road goes down a slight hill and then takes a 90-degree turn to the left. On the apex of the bend, turn right and follow the instructions as above All are welcome. Admission is £2 which covers tea/coffee etc
  6. I would always go around the ring anti-clockwise as Cheshire LOcks going uphill are very fierce - be careful of the Middlewich Arm locks as the paddle draw is VERY strong AS for pubs, good list above although left out the re-opened Badger at Church Minshull (good food and beer) and The Lord Combermere in Audlem Full list of pubs (if you find any out of date please advise)on the ring shown via the link below
  7. The Stratford River Festival has live music all weekend at the beginning of July All boats are welcome http://www.stratfordriverfestival.co.uk/
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  9. Think everyone has missed what is becoming the biggest waterway based festival during the year in terms of number of people attending Stratford River Festival 2013 will take place on 6/7 July next year. Entry to the festival with entertainment all weekend, food bars, craft village, charity stalls and childrens play area. There will also be over 100 boats attending next year and all takes place on the River Avon in Stratford opposite the Royal Shakespeare Theatre - fantastic venue ! Last year had over 40,000 people there Boaters wishing to attend the festival can obtain an application form (reduced River Avon Licences are available) which will shortly be loaded up onto http://www.stratfordriverfestival.co.uk/ which also has a gallery of the past years events
  10. You may like to read 'A boaters guide to boating' http://www.canalshop.co.uk/acatalog/skills.html
  11. If you look in the waterways press under mail forwarding, you will find the ones that specialise in servicing the inland waterways market You are always better to be hoest with the insurer and get them to record that the car/vehicle is not kept at that address Also, get recommendations to which mail forwarder is flexible and understands the waterways - there is one that is still advertising although went out of business some months ago
  12. Stratford Basin is nearly always busy The basin is a 48 hour mooring and can be quite noisy with one of the main approach roads to Stratford just over the Basin wall There are also moorings between this road and lock 55 - again 48 hour mooring The River Avon has moorings against the Recreation Ground (between the Rowing Club and all the way to Colin P Witter lock) for £5 a night You may think about mooring above Birmingham Road lock (4 locks above the Basin) to save the extra hour to work down the flight which are 14 day against the towpath They are 48 hour I believe. I would have said you would probably get space in Sept, just try to to arrive too late in the day. If it is full you can always moor on the river, which I think is £6 if you don't want to use any river locks.
  13. The pub is The Swan - food every day The cafe attcahed to the caravan park on the same side of the canal is only open during the day As is the cafe in the BW/CRT Yard by the water point/facilities stop
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  15. Seems that it has changed - no 3 http://www.royalmail.com/delivery/inbound-mail/redelivery/faqs#What Proof of ID do I need?
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