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https://canalrivertrust.org.uk/notices/28858-navigation-closure-between-bridge-3-and-4-macclesfield-canal

 

Apparently a lady tried to do a three point turn on the raised unfenced single roadway beside the mill. Apparently she got out of the car and was taken to hospital.

 

 Apparently the car was floating yesterday evening until local 'yooves' took to dancing on it.  All info second-hand.

 

CRT are on-site stopping traffic and awaiting contractors to remove it 'hopefully later today'.

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We're moored just above it at Marple, so hopefully it'll be gone by the time we want to move tomorrow.

If not, that'll mean yet another evening of terrible beer in the Samuel Oldknow... 😉

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3 hours ago, IanD said:

We're moored just above it at Marple, so hopefully it'll be gone by the time we want to move tomorrow.

If not, that'll mean yet another evening of terrible beer in the Samuel Oldknow... 😉

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what have you said, you seem to have cleared the bar?

 

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5 hours ago, Bugsworth Tippler said:

https://canalrivertrust.org.uk/notices/28858-navigation-closure-between-bridge-3-and-4-macclesfield-canal

 

Apparently a lady tried to do a three point turn on the raised unfenced single roadway beside the mill. Apparently she got out of the car and was taken to hospital.

 

 Apparently the car was floating yesterday evening until local 'yooves' took to dancing on it.  All info second-hand.

 

CRT are on-site stopping traffic and awaiting contractors to remove it 'hopefully later today'.

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Looks like there’s room to get around?

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Oh dear. Moving anywhere on the Upper Macc is problematic these days. Whatever next?

 

I assume they will need someone (a diver?) to get into the canal to puts strops underneath the car before a crane can lift it. Let's hope there's no fuel leakage when they do so.

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2 minutes ago, Bugsworth Tippler said:

Oh dear. Moving anywhere on the Upper Macc is problematic these days. Whatever next?

 

I assume they will need someone (a diver?) to get into the canal to puts strops underneath the car before a crane can lift it. Let's hope there's no fuel leakage when they do so.

No reason there should be, there's no leakage now and it's been in there for some time...

 

Even if a diver is needed, it shouldn't take long to get one and a crane in -- there's access by the mill, on the roadway that the unfortunate lady (allegedly) driver tried to do a 3-point turn on... 😞 

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1 minute ago, system 4-50 said:

Would that be a benefit of going to EVs?

If an EV boat sank the owners would be faced with either electrocution or being eaten by sharks. That will make no sense at all to those who don't follow the insane meanderings of one D J Trump.

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10 minutes ago, beerbeerbeerbeerbeer said:


what have you said, you seem to have cleared the bar?

 

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Looks like there’s room to get around?

The barman moved out of the way while I took the photo to send to my son as a wind-up, who is currently on holiday in Macedonia instead of on the boat with us, because it's *exactly* his kind of pub... 😉 

 

The boat behind me said he did get around after a another boat removed the red plastic fencing strung across under the bridges, but bounced off hard stuff on the bottom near the edges...

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1 minute ago, Bugsworth Tippler said:

If an EV boat sank the owners would be faced with either electrocution...

That's all right then.  Just as long as it doesn't cause pitting.

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11 hours ago, Bugsworth Tippler said:


The last two I know about were driven in by males in their 20s. It’s funny how the age seems to be seen as relevant.
 

I’ve noticed Google maps doesn’t seem to say turn around when possible these days. Perhaps this is why? 

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3 hours ago, Stroudwater1 said:


The last two I know about were driven in by males in their 20s. It’s funny how the age seems to be seen as relevant.
 

 

The UK press always seem to quote people's ages. It can be relevant in providing context and does influence the opinion of the reader. This is human nature. My primary opinion on reading the age (as a 70+ male) was that the lady did exceptionally well in extricating herself from a horrendous situation.

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Drove past the Goyt mill in the car on way to the boat on Monday morning, before this happened, so only just seen the post here and link to news story. The driver's very lucky it wasn't far worse, that's quite a drop down to the water - 6' or more maybe? Wishing them a speedy recovery, cars can be replaced, people can't.

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Now I know a happy ending...

 

Many years ago our (amateur) SCUBA Diving club used a small lake - one Sunday I was one of the first divers in the water and found a Vauxhall Cavalier that hadn't been there the previous week... I shouted the Index Plate back to the Dive Marshall, who phoned the Police. Confirmed "Nicked" two weeks previous in Bletchley. They didn't want to get police divers out on a Sunday (overtime) but asked if we could: -

  • Check for bodies (that wouldn't happen these days?)
  • see if any receipts etc, as in two weeks the villains may well have bought fuel

I dived again, foolishly thumbed the boot release, and got a swift uppercut as the spare wheel made a break for freedom. No bodies and no receipts, but I did claim an up-to-date road atlas.

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