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On this day 2012. The Fossditch and Trent were a little high.

 

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On this day 2018. Sunset over Burton Waters

 

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On this day in 2006

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Looking down on the heritage  steps used by generations of lockwheelers on The Nine.

 

Rochdale Canal Manchester Lock 86

 

Now more difficult to use, and against C&RT's advice, with the glass wall guarding Canal Street. See Pennine Waterways for an account of the wall.

 

Compare #2453 (2009)

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On this day in 2006

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Castlefield Manchester

 

Ian Stewart MP addressing a rally and canal blockade, protesting about cuts in waterway funding.

 

See PennineWaterways here (scroll down)

 

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11 minutes ago, John Liley said:

Castlefields etc in the 1960s. Gloomsville indeed.

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I think I prefer it then - less broken glass and fewer people laid on the ground incapacitated or making a nuisance of themselves through drink and/or drugs. (I can't claim to have been impressed by modern-day waterside Manchester).

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On this day in 2015

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Heading downriver on River Aire (A+C) to Leeds Lock lock cut, there is a string with a prohibition sign across the canal. Some reverse ends up with the stern being drawn inconveniently towards Crown Point weir - to the left of the image. More pictures here. Try clickijng the first picture, then the (i) symbol for text commentary.

 

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On this day in 2013

 

An evening trip on the River Trent organised by the East Midlands Waterway Partnership of the Canal & River Trust.

 

... on the river above Meadow lane Lock under Trent Bridge

 

There were nibbles.

 

And then a Powerpoint presentation occupying almost all the time we were moving up the river, turning and returning. All very informativeand enjoyable. Except for missing the river ...

 

More twentyfifths of November.

Try clicking on the three vertical dots (menu) and then selecting the slideshow option.

 

And So To Bed.

 

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On this day in 2005, went to a meeting at which a boating enthusiast was advocating their invention:

"

MOORING SOLUTIONS

SAFETY HAMMER No.1

HAND MADE IN THE UK

KNOCK MOORING STAKES IN AND OUT SAFELY AND EASILY

STANDING UP OR EVEN SITTING DOWN

Ever hurt yourself using a conventional hammer, maybe hit your hand or leg, or strained your back? Ever found it difficult to remove your mooring stakes from the ground, knocking them back and forth, and heaving?

 

The SAFETY HAMMER No.1 is a strong and dependable boating companion, specifically designed to minimise the danger of injury and strain associated with mooring stake and hammer use. Simply position the SAFETY HAMMER No.1 over your mooring stake and you cannot miss. Whilst standing upright, knock your stake in with confidence using the comfortable non-slip hammer grip.

 

Fabricated from cold rolled steel, SAFETY HAMMER No.1 comes as standard in a tough finish, with storage clip, including a free bulkhead fitting kit.

 

To remove your stake from the ground, engage the removal peg and the SAFETY HAMMER No.1 works in reverse. Even in the hardest ground It only takes a few knocks.

"

 

Didn't seem to have the oomph of a fifteen-pound-sledge. I wondered this morning how well they were doing, but the nice Mr Google couldn't find anyone selling them. The closest seemed to be a "Hydrohammer" (picture below), which probably wouldn't squeeze into the tool locker.spacer.png

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On this day in 2011

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Fender making at a boat meeting

More twentysixths of November. Try clicking on the three vertical dots (menu) and then selecting the slideshow option.

 

And So To Bed.

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On this day in 1971 ...

On 03/05/2020 at 08:04, PeterScott said:

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... Griff Arm [Coventry Canal] ...

On 03/05/2020 at 09:49, Ray T said:

The entrance to Griff Arm, Ladybridge. Bridge now gone of course. ...

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The thread wandered this way in May: the pics were on different pages, then #825  #826

 

In 1971, we were well aground a bit nearer the bridge than the photo, and a serious amount of rocking poling and pushing extracted us before going inside for the camera.

 

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