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And earlier on this day 2003

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Farmers' Bridge Bottom Lock - the mural that is no longer there

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On this day in 2012

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Leeds Dock

Mentioned in #572 the  Uboat  and Captain Birdsye-Williams who thought it unreasonable that the police required the red plastic ends on the barrels of his pretend-guns. You couldn't make it up.

On 19/04/2020 at 13:17, Ray T said:

Has he been released from internment yet?

Don't know.

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On this day in 2011

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Tower Bridge RiverThames having locked down at Limehouse. And then there was lunch.

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2 hours ago, PeterScott said:

On this day in 2011

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Tower Bridge RiverThames having locked down at Limehouse. And then there was lunch.

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That's an unusual place to moor, I wonder why they did ... ?? 

Here's one of my favourite shots of Galatea (moored on the pontoon in your photo) and Doris Katia (on the outside). Anchored in the Wash, June 2019.

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Deleted as just realised copyright issue.

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2 hours ago, PeterScott said:

 

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2 hours ago, Scholar Gypsy said:

That's an unusual place to moor, I wonder why they did ... ?? 

Yes, excellent thought 🙂 Here they are at Hermitage moorings as we passed

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and that nice Mr Google shows what you can do with a long lens on the bend of the river.

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13 hours ago, PeterScott said:

On this day in 2012

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Leeds Dock

Mentioned in #572 the  Uboat  and Captain Birdsye-Williams who thought it unreasonable that the police required the red plastic ends on the barrels of his pretend-guns. You couldn't make it up.

Don't know.

he got four and a half years

 

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Boat Rally (this day 2011 Limehouse Basin)

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2 hours ago, Scholar Gypsy said:

 

 

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Boat Rally With Social Distancing

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North of Blisworth, having come through the tunnel at 3 am, 1975. The late Michael Streat, proprietor at Braunston and operator of three pairs on the 'Jam Hole' traffic between Atherstone and Southall  is at the bow, his sons Philip and Kenneth at the stern. 

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2 hours ago, Scholar Gypsy said:

Doris Katia ... Anchored in the Wash, June 2019.

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1 hour ago, PeterScott said:

Yes, excellent thought 🙂 Here they are at Hermitage moorings as we passed

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and that nice Mr Google shows what you can do with a long lens on the bend of the river.

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My apologies, I was referring to the narrow boats on the pontoon outside Limehouse.

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5 hours ago, PeterScott said:

 

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1 hour ago, Scholar Gypsy said:

That's an unusual place to moor, I wonder why they did ... ??  ...

My apologies, I was referring to the narrow boats on the pontoon outside Limehouse.

No Problem (*) . Always good to add even-more-pictures to this thread 🙂

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iirc it was Andrew Phasey's (SPCC) advice at the briefing that we would be best setting-off upriver in good-sized clumps of boats for mutual assistance if necessary.

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2 hours ago, John Liley said:

North of Blisworth, having come through the tunnel at 3 am, 1975. The late Michael Streat, proprietor at Braunston and operator of three pairs on the 'Jam Hole' traffic between Atherstone and Southall  is at the bow, his sons Philip and Kenneth at the stern. 

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Was this Arthur before it went to France? Your books Barge country and France the quiet way have a lot to answer for.

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4 minutes ago, Dav and Pen said:

Was this Arthur before it went to France? Your books Barge country and France the quiet way have a lot to answer for.

No, it was afterwards. I shared the Arthur with Michael Streat for  two or three years, then sold my share back to him. We brought the Arthur back from the Netherlands, in tow for much of the way by my own new purchase, Secunda. Mike wanted to refit the boat up at Braunston, but became interrupted and the Arthur was eventually sold to a succession of owners, amongst them Richard Branson., 

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I lived in Braunston around that time and remember Mike having a heart operation. Your barge Secunda was in the old lock at St usage when we moored there in 2007. The owner had lost interest unfortunately and eventually went home and never returned so H2O sold it don’t know where it went though.

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I cannot help further here, I am afraid. We made many mistakes in fitting out Secunda as a hotel-barge and, while improvements were later made, and to some extent she prospered, she was a mighty complicated vessel for private ownership. The family who first bought her from us had previously had a smaller barge, upon which, if they wanted hot water, they had to light the gas, then put the kettle on. They'd had a marvellous time. Had i been a neutral I wold have advised them to stay with that.

 

The Arthur was simplest of all. Mike, when he sold her to me first time around, had a plywood cabin put on in just three weeks and covered the top in roofing felt. And we, too, had a whale of a time. I attach a picture of her in the Singel in Amsterdam. Happy days indeed!

 

 

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On this day in 1999

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Birmingham centre from a tall office block in Broad Street

The Oozells Street Loop runs in front of the FM&C-branded building at the centre-bottom of the image, and joins the Main Line at Ladywood Junction from where the canal heads towards Wolverhampton and under a road at upper middle part of the image

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On 05/05/2020 at 17:32, PeterScott said:

On this day in 2012

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Skipton Festival.

Mr F Trueman not knowing what's going off out there.

Impressive detail in that his right shirt sleeve is down to his wrist. Legend has it that he rolled that sleev up before every delivery and every time it came loose!

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On this day 2018

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A visit to the Black Country Living Museum.

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