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furnessvale

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  1. Exactly! It was quite funny though. After each operation he left the field and we settled down thinking "that's it", only for him to reappear a few minutes later with the next bit of kit! George
  2. I was in the middle of nowhere when, about 7pm the farmer came out to mow his meadow (cue a song!). He then came back with a big baler. He then came back with a big wrapping machine. Finally he came back with a big fork lift and trailers. About 2.30am he left us in peace. It doesn't just happen in big cities! :-) George
  3. I have a rule of thumb. Anything built by Brindley,treat with caution. By the time Telford came along they seem to have understood water movement better. A flight like Bosley is a pussycat by comparison with locks 65 and 66 on the T & M. George
  4. They ARE new build. Anyone wishing to check who is correct can look on Google maps. The road in question is called "Roan Mews". The name is a dead giveaway for a new build by a developer for starters. Street view clearly shows a row of newly built semis using recovered brick. The land in question had some sort of industrial use before. I see you mention a house cellar. The new houses will probably not have cellars but there is a possibility that one house attached to the Puss in Boots pub could be an original building now converted to residential. Perhaps the owner is the one who rigged up a hidden CCTV. Then he would go outside to wind up boaters, film their reactions and send edited highlights to BW/CRT. He succeeded in having the water point moved to the maintenance yard where it is often inaccessible due to moored workboats. Then CRT spent £150,000+ in setting up the pontoons the other side of the bridge. A great publicity puff from CRT said how they were spending all this money on BOATERS facilities. Now developers have built new housing opposite the pontoons as mentioned in #37 I have no doubt "no engines" notices will appear there as well. At least the pontoons can be towed away, further into the country well away from the town and its facilities, until someone builds opposite the new location! By the way, my own engine has a hospital silencer fitted AND I have a solar panel so I never run my engine when moored. It is just the willingness of CRT to bend to every external demand before boaters that annoys me. George
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  6. It's a stereotype, Roland, but "lycra lout", to me at least, is more an attack on the frame of mind of some cyclists rather than the practical clothing they wear. George
  7. Unless you are at Macclesfield when there are official CRT notices telling you not to run your engines on the official visitor moorings. This is to accommodate the residents of a row of newly built houses nearby. George
  8. Wasn't there mass civil disobedience some years ago when BW attempted to enforce bike licences on (I think) the K & A? The Bridgewater also springs to mind. George
  9. Beat me to it. The EA rod licence is a national (England and Wales) document which must be carried at all times when fishing. George
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