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jeannette smith harrison

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  1. jeannette smith harrison

    Horse boating

    Yes this is or was the cottage at Norwood lower lock . the horse was originally from the jobs dairy down the road but got himself sacked because he would grab the milk bottles in his mouth a chuck them .As you can see us kids thought it good to line the bottles up for him to do his party trick. Magnetman do you know about the outside stairs & a hole cut into the lounge roof to make an indoor stairs ?
  2. jeannette smith harrison

    Horse boating

    You may find this book some help it covers several sorts of trades using horse's it also has a great section covering my great uncle Alan who always gave me a polished half crown into my left hand for being left handed . Wish I would have asked why a half crown & why it was polished (anyone any clues or answers ) Nanny like most boatpeople would give sixpence but Grandad would often slip a half crown into my hand even after I was 21 .The last one I still have as he gave it to me the morning he went to the great cut in the sky
  3. jeannette smith harrison

    Horse boating

    Mid 60's if my memory is correct .The horse was used by a family member on the Hanwell thicket before the tractor came along. The field behind was where the owner kept all his horse's for hire. I remember feeding them apples from the cottage garden sadly all that is left there now is parts of the wall. The horse's about 20 of them became surplus in time & I have sad memories of visiting family here & running out back to feed them to find the field empty they had all been walked down the road to the Southall horse market .They told me they had all gone to new homes but years later I knew the true goings on when a horse went to Southall market .
  4. jeannette smith harrison

    Braunston Historic Boat Rally 2018

    The small area next to the gate is always full. Disabled blue badge do have a small area cornered off in the field but fills up quickly so often have to park in the main field parking . Yes they do pay the same fee as everyone else & take my word & also that of Ray Thorpe who is a diamond & always takes our mike it is hard to move a wheelchair in that field & almost impossible if it has been raining.
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    Braunston Historic Boat Rally 2018

    It was told it had been noted the last couple of year's that several boaters e.c.t. who had extra tickets where selling or exchanging them for a few beers hence the now limit to one ticket a boat to stop others making money from a charitable event. ( Just repeating what i was told by one of the organisers)
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    Braunston Historic Boat Rally 2018

    In 1967 my Grand dad took me to a meeting in a cold freezing field (canal rally it would be called today ),where the start of the Grand Union canal society was formed. There plans & work party's where formed to re open the Slough & Wendover arms . i have 2 x mugs later given to all that was there = mine & Grand dads .I spent many a day at the slough arm helping at the start of the clearing up it was all sweat & hard work for the adults with no machinery then . i have since been told that the Grand Junction also ceased using transport 1967 but that is only ear say There is one of these mugs for sale on e/bay
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    Braunston Historic Boat Rally 2018

    could this be a traditional coffee mug although i think you may need a few lined up to wet the whistle
  8. jeannette smith harrison

    James Hall and The Waterman Inn

    I have some records on 12 different Hall boating familys. Attatched should however be connected to the one you ask about = MAUD hall on her Dad James boat .
  9. jeannette smith harrison

    Gone to the great cut in the sky

    Several know & have met my uncle Alf Humphries the son of Tommy Humphries from the lime juice days. Sadly uncle Alf has now gone a boating to the great cut in the sky. A true old working Boatman a great teacher & story teller who has added over time several tales to my memoir books will be sadly missed another of our canal history gone.
  10. jeannette smith harrison

    where is this scene

    Hello Looking for some clues as to where these paintings may have been painted or if anyone recognises the artist . Thank you
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    Historic Boats for sale online

    Joe Skinners mother was from the same Gibbons boating family
  12. jeannette smith harrison

    Archimedes & Ara photos

    SORRY if the posting of my photo in post 39 & then repeated by Alen in post 41 has offended anyone i truly believed this to be Tom .Alan has pointed out that it is not & also chose to remark on the other person present crime a subject that had not been mentioned in any detail .i have been phoned & told the other family involved are members of this forum & mentioned subject by Alen still leaves a bad taste in some peoples mouths so have asked admin to deleate my photo & remarks from post 39 & 41 IF THIS HAS OFFENDED YOU I AM TRULY SORRY
  13. jeannette smith harrison

    Archimedes & Ara photos

    Dolly passed 2 years back her health had been bad for some time Cancer got the better of her about the only thing in her life that ever did .She weighed less than 8 stone when she went to the great cut in the sky. Yes some things you say are correct if my memory is right Dolly got sick of his hair & cut it whilst he was sleeping off a skin full. Billy was v close to uncle Albert Aunt Cissy was a woman of little words never a full sentence just a straight yes or no would do her. The house in West Drayton was spotless wo betide a speck of dust that dared to enter she used to brush my hair a lot but this would be done outside under the scullery porch even washing shaving ect was done in a bowl under the outside cover all other life went on in the scullery no one dared to open the door & let dust in to the rest of the house. who knows maybe his life style after he left West Drayton was a statement & I know for sure dispite the rows & fights he was a lot happier with his lot
  14. jeannette smith harrison

    Archimedes & Ara photos

    Well spotted Alan to be honest i did not notice the error I also forgot you knew Barry's parents Sam & Gladys .Barry enjoyed his chat with you at Ricky & all being well i hope for him to join me again this year
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    Archimedes & Ara photos

    Whilst growing up i always thought Billy was a Sibley the son of Cissy & Albert Sibley my Godparents, it was not until Uncle Alberts death that i found out that he was not their son but had been taken in & raised by them from a early age after his mothers death. He always had a well turned out boat & was well turned out himself,all his time spent cleaning a spotless boat .That was until he tied up with Dolly. Uncle Billy changed overnight he was happy & care free, no longer where his boats spotless he had found other things in life . Even when the came off the boats into a cottage on the Hanwell thicket Dolly was so big by then that she sat in her chair most of the day. Dispite all this he liked his life that way a large made family lots of laughter & noise

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