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  1. Numbers visible on this photo https://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/4952820
  2. That should have been "Looks like Network Rail can't lay brick paving very well"
  3. This thread? Which does appear in your past posts https://www.canalworld.net/forums/index.php?/profile/1118-loddon/content/page/11/&all_activity=1
  4. https://canalrivertrust.org.uk/notices/17647-lock-32-ivinghoe-lock-grand-union-canal
  5. Thinking about it more, it would be possible to set the locks with the middle chamber empty, rather than at the level of the full bottom chamber, and that is probably the purpose of the line. so best to ignore everything I have said in earlier posts.
  6. I'm not too familiar with them either, have only done them twice, (it was close to being only once as I really didn't want to come back over Pontythingywotsit), but i remembered that the line was there. Went looking for information, which led me to an old BW cruising guide from 1965 at https://www.plaskynastoncanalgroup.org/app/download/5783009099/Llangollen+Canal.pdf which has instuctions for the locks, but no mention of the line. So it would seem to be a modern thing rather than how the locks were originally built. I wondered if it's due to a pound being lowered somet
  7. Could the middle chamber of Grindley Brook be a candidate? When descending you need to have it partly filled to the line on the lock wall. cant find a decent photo of the sign giving instructions, or a copy of the leaflet that was available when I did them some years back, but these are probably out there somewhere.
  8. April 2020 http://web.archive.org/web/20200408102046/https://canalrivertrust.org.uk/enjoy-the-waterways/safety-on-our-waterways/coronavirus/coronavirus-and-boating-faqs
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  10. http://www.spanglefish.com/thecoldashbyrambler/coldashbysramblingexplorer.asp#ram5 has a photo of the towpath diversion sign that I can recall from when I was there in 2016. It also says that the bridge has been removed. https://www.britishwalks.org/walks/2005/653.php from 2005 mentions that the bridge was There but closed.
  11. https://canalrivertrust.org.uk/news-and-views/news/an-update-on-the-aire-and-calder-navigation-breach Update 23/12/20 We are aware that where the water levels in the navigation have dropped, isolated sections along the bank have moved inwards as a result of the loss of pressure from the water. Whilst this looks unsightly, it does happen from time to time with canals where we take the water out for maintenance. It is not a cause for concern. Our engineers have checked the waterway this morning and will continue to do so.
  12. Or you could read the original CRT news item at https://canalrivertrust.org.uk/news-and-views/news/gbp1-million-improvement-of-leicesters-waterways-gets-under-way which doesn't conveniently omit the locations of the new moorings that are part of th eproject
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  14. One of the photos at http://www.ashbycanal.org.uk/breach-of-the-ashby-canal-north-of-snarestone-wharf-on-sunday-29th-november-2020/ shows the ditch and the culvert
  15. Or the weird world of Google. I just tried "David Jones boat builder Chester" and whilst there's not a lot of info, this news report from 2009 https://www.cheshire-live.co.uk/news/chester-cheshire-news/tenant-sought-historic-chester-boatyard-5218271 does mention a David Jones "David Jones, 67, who repaired craft there for 35 years, is now semi-retired." As he was a tenant rather than the owner of the boatyard, I would imagine that it's unlikely that the current owners have any old records from his time there, but might be worth asking http://www.taylorsboat
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