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On 26/01/2021 at 09:59, Flyboy said:

I had this on my Ebay watch list and the seller has offered it to me for £3. I already have a copy but thought someone may be interested.  I'm not in any way connected with the seller if anyone is concerned.

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A couple of nights ago (Wed 10th Feb) Talking Pictures TV showed  a 30 min episode of "Scotland Yard" called (I think)  The Grand Junction. It was about a murder where a body was found in a London canal and showed some scenes of the inside of a working boat where the deed had apparently been done, as well as a boatyard office where the guy in charge was the main suspect . I only caught part of it. It was made in 1961.

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1 hour ago, Ronaldo47 said:

A couple of nights ago (Wed 10th Feb) Talking Pictures TV showed  a 30 min episode of "Scotland Yard" called (I think)  The Grand Junction. It was about a murder where a body was found in a London canal and showed some scenes of the inside of a working boat where the deed had apparently been done, as well as a boatyard office where the guy in charge was the main suspect . I only caught part of it. It was made in 1961.

 

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Like that it has bigmere in!

 

How many boats called otter can they fit in?

 

Was quite a cool film, nice to see the converted to pleasure craft rub by bw shows an era that seams to have been missed (the not working but working boat era guess sort of early conversions)

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I remember the zoo boats flying along. The rule was on the regents if its concrete on both sides give the boats the beans. We used to fly down that stretch, only slowing after the tunnel coming towards brownings pool. 
Once through the stop and onto the Paddington arm it was wind it up as hard as you can once you were past the houseboats.

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2 hours ago, Derek R. said:

The Zoo Waterbus must have started up in the early sixties. I was working as a keeper around then and remember the staging being built (I think!).

They did hammer up and down.

I have seen pictures of trip boats at Little Venice from as early as 1957

 

This film is date 1950's:

 

(3) Barge Down the River Thames, 1950s UK, 35mm - YouTube

 

This one 1959:

 

(3) Little Venice (1959) - YouTube

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