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cheshire~rose last won the day on August 30 2019

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  • Birthday 05/05/1960

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    Things with engines. The Restoration of The Chesterfield Canal.

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    Clayworth on The Chesterfield Canal

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  1. Yes it won't fit in the hearth and can't be stored in summer. I am sure someone will want it. I will re-advertise it but it may stick now as I always find that sales dry up after the first few days of December. It can always go back in the loft until next year
  2. Bugger - Now I need to work out how many coal scuttles we can display and store on and under the tug deck so we can go boating Sadly it's forever home didn't work out, kismet or no kismet so roving traders licence it must be ... Unless anyone else wants to give it a home?
  3. I think it is only fair to mention here that this bucket does have some forum related provenance! We had been looking for something like it for a while for our former boat Carrie~Lou. On the Thursday before Easter some years back I was due to visit the cheesemonger in Chesterfield to collect our "Wedding cheese" for the wedding banter we were having at Calf Heath that weekend. Here in Chesterfield Thursday happens to be flea market day and I was far too busy to allow the magnetic attraction of hundreds of stalls of old tat to distract me from the task in hand so I vowed to put my blinkers on as I walked past the market to get to the cheesemonger (which is based between the two sections of market) I walked briskly and looked straight ahead but somehow this still managed to catch my eye under one of the market tables, suitably distressed so I suspected it was unlikely to a) be out of my price range and b) likely to attract theft like a highly polished version might. I checked the price, paid the stall holder and marched on to the cheesemonger. Walking into a busy shop I suddenly felt a bit out of place clutching a slightly scruffy coal scuttle rather than a shopping bag. I popped it down next to the shelf of oatcakes while the assistant went to fetch our pre-ordered entire round of cheese from the cold store in the back. I took it from her and just walked out the shop clutching my cheese and didn't give a second thought to the coal scuttle until I arrived home! I called the cheesemonger and yes, they could confirm there was a slightly disreputable coal scuttle by their oatcake display (proving my theory that it was unlikely to get stolen) Despite being pushed for time we drove back into the town and I went to retrieve the coal scuttle the cheesemonger had kept safe for me in the back of the shop. I felt very sheepish going in to ask for it and it caused much hilarity among my friends a the time when I posted on Facebook what I had done. We don't have a coal stove any more so it has been in the loft for more than a year since we swapped boats. I found it yesterday so it must have been meant to find a new home with another forum member
  4. It depends whether it is deemed necessary travel and whether CRT expect us to have a trading licence
  5. I bought a stainless steel bucket from a car boot sale for a fiver that I used to use for ash. I think it may have been surplus from a pub so that could be another route to look for something for ash. I have this for sale if it is any good. It's old and brass and you could polish it if you wanted to but it is pretty solidly made. I was asking a tenner for it. Are you still on The Chessie?
  6. For 5 full days of travelling back in March. Left West Stockwith on March 15th heading upstream on the tidal Trent with 11 foot of fresh coming downstream. In some sections it was a struggle to achieve 2 mph. 5 days later we arrived at the relative millpond of Newark We had far less problem with coke nuggets popping out of the exhaust stack for the rest of the summer
  7. It is only 1 and 1/8 on my screen and was just one single line when I created it but as always there will be soneone on this forum that likes to split hairs
  8. I would like to tactfully suggest that perhaps one or two people who may not be aware of the recent history of Birmingham that has led up to the sale to a new owner would do well to wind their necks in and not post comments that may be construed as being hurtful. The boat is no longer for sale, it has a new owner and we all wish that owner well. The fact that the boat is being sold in such fine fettle is a testament to the time it spent with it's previous owners and so anyone who appreciates how much time, money and emotional energy it can take to keep a historic boat in good fettle ought to be thankful for that Here is a line in the sand beyond which discussion on Birmingham should, in my opinion, end unless the new owner decides they wish to join us here to discuss the boat. ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
  9. It's probably on auto renew, she changed hands today Edit to correct , it was actually today I learned she had changed hands
  10. If anyone is interested, tonight there will be a live stream of the awards ceremony of another boating related photographic competition: Copied from an email I have received: Having been honoured to attend a previous ceremony in person at Trinity House I have to say I am really looking forward to watching this. The calibre of the photography is always amazing and it depicts some seriously interesting vessels and their maintenance. use and restoration.
  11. Or maybe I created the doubt by asking the opening question?
  12. Looking at the reflection in the side of the boat I think it could be the bridge reflected there? Maybe this one hasn't been messed with? It says it is at Zouch, I am not familiar with that bit of canal could it be? Here it is: https://canalplan.uk/photo/cvgi_0 Footbridge over Zouch Cut number 44. It appears boats do moor there
  13. I don't know where this bridge is, it has a feel of being on the T&M somewhere up around Acton Bridge but I really have no idea. I rather like this image, probably because at first glance it doesn't seem to be an impossible scene like the other one. I think yo get that photo the photographer must have been on a moored boat as the subject came past. That would also account for there being very little prop wash as the boat has slowed down to pass a moored boat. The dog in the foreground even appears to be giving a slightly sidelong glance at the photographer. Whether it would be a likely or appropriate place to be moored I can't comment but at first glance this image doesn't mess with the potential reality to try and make a photo fit the title
  14. Mick has retired, he was never going to get rich from selling diesel, gas and coal at West Stockwith and there comes a time when the hassle that goes with the job outweighs the benefits. The diesel he has/had left was promised to the hire fleet but when it is gone, it is gone. He will continue to sell gas and coal until it runs out then he is going boating. When we saw him towards the latter part of October he was in good spirits and somewhat apologetic for being unable to supply us with diesel. We made a point of thanking him for the service he has been providing and he was a little taken aback by our comments. We have a feeling he may have had a lot of people having a bit of a whinge,either to his face or within earshot and it will wear him down. I hope he gets to go boating soon. I also hope that perhaps the lack of diesel on the canal might help speed up the permissions for the service point to be built at the new Walkeringham Marina
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