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1 hour ago, PeterScott said:

On this day in 2003

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As the signpost says, Oxford is 77½ miles that way.  (near Sutton Stop)

There was a book called "Round Ireland with a Fridge" published in 1999. The sequel "Round England with a Washing Machine" never had the same publishing success. 😀

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On this day in 2003

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Hawkesbury Junction CoventryC/OxfordC 

 

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6 hours ago, PeterScott said:

On this day in 2003

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As the signpost says, Oxford is 77½ miles that way.  (near Sutton Stop)

 

"But canal is only 4' away. Think I'll just wait until the photographer person passes."

 

I'm sure I ran over that washing machine, on the way to the basin. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Thanks to the contributors to this thread for providing a substantial morning treat, at a time when our current, and hopefully temporary stringent lockdown, and recently robust, read crap, early spring weather, both limit opportunities for stimulation here.

 So many pleasant memories invoked.

Thanks Don and Val.

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On 09/09/2021 at 12:36, The Bearwood Boster said:

It was actually the 'Oliver Cromwell' which sank,'Edward Elgar' is still going strong on the river Severn.

My apologies to all concerned. Must try harder. Glad to hear the good ship Edward Elgar is still around, however.   JL

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With the River Yonne running in and out, the Canal du Nivernais has some splendid weirs. In our earlier days with the Secunda I used to moor for the night at one of these, just resting against the stonework, but was asked to stop by the section manager, on the grounds that our mooring spikes would damage the structure. When I pointed out that we did not use any spikes, just laid a rope laid round a big stone buttress at the upstream end, he thought for a while, then said he would be grateful if I stopped mooring there all the same lest it set a bad example to others who might use spikes after all. There have been changes in personnel since then, so maybe we could start again. It was always a smashing mooring.

 

 

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On Nine-Eleven; this day in 2001. Janet's log from Copperkins.

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Remembering those who died in the conflict that is Nine-Eleven

And in Janet's words

"... another life away from the magical scene [at Stratford with the theatre lit up, and reflected in the water]"

 

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On this day in 2018

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Water taxi arriving in Leeds Dock A+C

 

On 11/09/2020 at 09:26, PeterScott said:

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On [11Sep] in 2018

Crown Point weir Leeds A+C. The rebuilt weir as part of the Leeds Flood Alleviation Scheme. And the view to the left of that image to Leeds Lock and the Armouries

 

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Welcome to Leeds Waterfront ....

 

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...but...

 

  

 

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