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Coventry Canal
Location: Lock 11 Atherstone, Coventry Canal
Starts At: Lock 11
Ends At: Lock 11
Up Stream Winding Hole: Lock 1 Atherstone Top Lock
Down Stream Winding Hole: Winding hole, Grendon

Thursday 23 July 2020 15:00 until further notice

Type: Navigation Closure
Reason: Repair


 

Original message:

The gate beam is broken at Lock 11, Atherstone. Our team will try to carry out repair works as soon as possible. Sorry for any inconvenience. 

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I pity all the hirers rushing around the Warwickshire Ring in a week. The stoppage is too far round for most hire bases to be able to turn around and get back without being late.

 

3 minutes ago, Dr Bob said:

That'll cause a queue then!

 

Currently about 30-40 boats a day travelling to/from Atherstone.

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Is that the one that was broken a week ago?  We are setting off in that direction tomorrow, prob Wednesday before we need to do down Atherstone.

 

Beams snapping seem to be getting more common, hopefully a splint will get it open quickly.

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no, that was.lock 10, next one in pair.

Some people will do anything to get some peace, eh, munk?

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Just now, matty40s said:

no, that was.lock 10, next one in pair.

Some people will do anything to get some peace, eh, munk?

Shush

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2 minutes ago, tree monkey said:

Shush

Is the monkey the secret C&RT vandal?

 

Or even the Manchester Pusher, there are trains from Atherstone.

 

C&RT are under attack by the gate munching worms.

TD'

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20 minutes ago, Tracy D'arth said:

Is the monkey the secret C&RT vandal?

 

Or even the Manchester Pusher, there are trains from Atherstone.

 

C&RT are under attack by the gate munching worms.

TD'

Trains! One does have standards you know.

Very low standards admittedly but trains!

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5 minutes ago, tree monkey said:

Trains! One does have standards you know.

Very low standards admittedly but trains!

Terribly sorry, surely you don't use (whisper it) coaches?

Can you still thumb a lift?  😖

 

You do have opposable thumbs I think, that's what monkeys have.

TD'

 

 

 

 

Its good to chat with someone who has a sense of humour! Thanks.

Edited by Tracy D'arth
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2 hours ago, matty40s said:

no, that was.lock 10, next one in pair.

Some people will do anything to get some peace, eh, munk?

 

Did he leave tell-tale chainsaw marks on the beam then? 😁😉

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3 hours ago, tree monkey said:

Shush

 

Any chance of doing something similar to one of the Glascote locks?

 

That would make our pound nice and quiet again, like it was in lockdown. 😁

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I know who was sitting on it when it broke!! But i'm not telling. Their boat managed to get through the lock - they then rangCRT to report the damage.

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23 minutes ago, Richard T said:

I know who was sitting on it when it broke!! But i'm not telling. Their boat managed to get through the lock - they then rangCRT to report the damage.

Ooooh you are a tease.

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24 minutes ago, Richard T said:

I know who was sitting on it when it broke!! But i'm not telling. Their boat managed to get through the lock - they then rangCRT to report the damage.

Ooh, sitting on a lock gate beam, that's naughty -- maybe CART will blame the whole thing on a fat boater 'cos gates aren't designed for that kind of stress? 😉

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7 minutes ago, IanD said:

Ooh, sitting on a lock gate beam, that's naughty -- maybe CART will blame the whole thing on a fat boater 'cos gates aren't designed for that kind of stress? 😉

For heavens sake don't tempt them.....

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Here is a picture of the damage, taken from Facebook.  Certainly looks like someone was sitting on the beam.

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9 minutes ago, john6767 said:

Here is a picture of the damage, taken from Facebook.  Certainly looks like someone was sitting on the beam.

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Clearly vandalism by boater, they gnawed away at the beam whilst the gate was open, they must have been bored waiting for those locks to fill now the side pounds are not used.

I always think I could fill them faster with a bucket everytime I go there.

Not been the same since the illiterate BW lockie was evicted, his driving around cutting grass stopped all the problems occuring and grease the paddle gear, magic mini tractor.

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23 hours ago, Tracy D'arth said:

Terribly sorry, surely you don't use (whisper it) coaches?

Can you still thumb a lift?  😖

 

You do have opposable thumbs I think, that's what monkeys have.

TD'

 

 

 

 

Its good to chat with someone who has a sense of humour! Thanks.

Despite appearances I don't take myself too seriously.

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Update on 24/07/2020:

Repair works to Lock 11 is now complete. The navigation and lock are now open. Please proceed with care. Thank you.

 

 

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7 hours ago, Richard T said:

I know who was sitting on it when it broke!! But i'm not telling. Their boat managed to get through the lock - they then rangCRT to report the damage.

Now where was it I saw you

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when we came back through there on Weds i said to my better half i didn't think that lock was long for this world :(

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