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John Masefield over looked Little Venice from here at no.30 

 

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But Katherine Mansfield would have had the best view from Beauchamp Lodge at no2 Warwick Crescent. She may have been able to see my boat from her gaff. I don’t suppose there were any trees to block her view almost 120 years ago. It must be the lodge that gives ‘Beauchamp’ the electric trip boat its name. Beauchamp’s skipper told me yesterday it has a 21mm base plate. 
 

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Robert Browning’s House, no 19 at the other end of the Crescent no longer exists. Warwick Crescent apparently became one of the worst slums in London, it was demolished and rebuilt in 1966. 

 

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18 hours ago, PeterScott said:

This evening 2024

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and this day 2020

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... and for us, this was our second trip out since lockdown, to visit family in Leeds, and therefore with a camera to somewhere canally on the way home. Now, four years on, the ebb and flow through the summer of those restrictions and their discomforts, is fading from memory ...

 

Huddersfield Broad Canal  Aspley Basin  

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Agreed.

 

We were glad we had the boat that summer and autumn to escape when we could and when restrictions allowed. 

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On 13/05/2024 at 14:01, Francis Herne said:

On this day today, tiny steamboats are nice.

(feat. @DHutch, dripping!)

 

For clarification, I jumped rather than fell. If not completely voluntaraly. 

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51 minutes ago, DHutch said:

For clarification, I jumped rather than fell. If not completely voluntaraly. 

Noted.

Bradley rally has been nice, albeit intermittently very wet.

I didn't get photos of the actual event as otherwise occupied all day, but here are a couple out on the canal.

 

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The best-looking modern 'tug' I've seen around.

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Dutton Locks was a lovely place too, a couple of weeks back.

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On this day in 1974

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Yarningale Aqueduct,  Southern Stratford   Compare  9Jun1988  29Oct1998  24Dec2003  26Dec2003  6Oct2011 

1 hour ago, David Mack said:

Yarningale (no 'd').  The wooden original was washed away in a flood and replaced by the current iron structure, built by Horseley Ironworks, in 1834.

Corrected, thanks

 

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Shirley Drawbridge  Northern Stratford   Compare  7Jul2001 6Aug2005  28Dec2006  28May2009   26May2015 15May2017 

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1 hour ago, PeterScott said:

On this day in 1974

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Phil winding a recycled paddle on the Upper Avon, ceremonially reopened earlier in the month

 

 

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Which lock? I am struggling to match it with my much more recent photos. The ladder handles are Upper Avon but the only Avon lock with a swing bridge I can find is Nafford on the Lower Avon. Also, all of the UA gates seem to have now been fitted with the open tubular frame of balance beams rather than the solid steel as shown here. 

 

Only three, I think, have weirs to the north, others all to the south. Not Weir Brake lock as the weir there upstream of the lock but down from the separating island. Bidford Grange weir does not look right but might be the angle of perspective. Marlcliff is the best fit for the weir but the lock has clearly been changed a lot since 1974.

 

So which clue have I misinterpreted?

 

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5 hours ago, Mike Todd said:

Which lock? I am struggling to match it with my much more recent photos. ...

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Hmmmm. Good question. Sadly I failed to write it down at the time: the pics are in the correct order and not necessarily the same lock. Working on it with some later pics.    ... all contributions welcome

 

The next pic on the film - being in the trees - doesn't help much 🙂

 

  

5 hours ago, Mike Todd said:

Only three [UA locks], I think, have weirs to the north, others all to the south.... Marlcliff is the best fit for the weir but the lock has clearly been changed a lot since 1974.

 

 

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The NiceMrGoogle has this about Marlcliffe Lock

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and from the river above

 

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and from 24Mar2005

 

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... and the bottom gates...

 

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I agree Marlcliffe Lock is the best bet: there have been lots of changes over the intervening half-century ...

5 hours ago, Mike Todd said:

...all of the UA gates seem to have now been fitted with the open tubular frame of balance beams ...

... instead of the repurposed telegraph poles of the initial restoration. 🙂

  

 

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On this day in 1974

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Namesakes in Hatton flight GU

 

 

 

 

Listening to the cricket. Second day of the Test match against India at Lord's: England 1st innings began at 334/1 but both Dennis Amiss (187 not out overnight) out for 188,  and John Edrich (93 not out overnight)  out for 96 to the Indian spinners Prasanna and Bedi ... 

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On this day in 2009

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Liverpool Link   Mann Island Lock  Compare  3Aug2005  (#222Jun2009  (#28Sep2012  (#2)   8Sep2023 

 

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and passing boats heading for the canal system ...

 

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