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4 minutes ago, Mike the Boilerman said:

No. That's just you showing off on your Honda 50 again isn't it Alan?

Better have some eye bleach then 🤣

 

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3 minutes ago, Tumshie said:

Better have some eye bleach then 🤣

 

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Thank you - I was going to keep him in suspenders a bit longer.

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3 minutes ago, Alan de Enfield said:

Thank you - I was going to keep him in suspenders a bit longer.

I originally posted it for Rusty I think, I didn't know that you had a copy. 😃

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2 hours ago, Alan de Enfield said:

And we all know what happened when the guy fell off the back in Harecastle tunnel when it was suggested that his wife reversed back to look for him, them went forward, then reversed again ……………..

That's not what the coroner said actually happened at Michael's inquest.

 

There was a rumour to that effect on facebook when the incident happened though.

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1 minute ago, TheBiscuits said:

That's not what the coroner said actually happened at Michael's inquest.

 

There was a rumour to that effect on facebook when the incident happened though.

Was he on a wide beam boat.

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1 hour ago, Tumshie said:

Better have some eye bleach then 🤣

 

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When that bike overtakes you does it go "Meeeeeeowww?"

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2 hours ago, Alan de Enfield said:

This one ?

 

 

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There! Told you.

Just ask Alan to find it.

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3 hours ago, Alan de Enfield said:

This one ?

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I thought the idea of hybrids was to reduce greenhouse gases? 😁

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4 minutes ago, cuthound said:

 

I thought the idea of hybrids was to reduce greenhouse gases? 😁

That's a low-bred, from Hanley in the Potteries...

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On ‎02‎/‎07‎/‎2019 at 22:22, Captain Pegg said:

And if I was a betting man I’d happily stick a few bob on you being correct.

 

JP

I'd have a tenner on The Dalai Lama If I was a Tibetan man ….. anyone seen my coat?

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On 03/07/2019 at 20:22, dogless said:

Back to the bridge below Warwickshire Fly ...

I seem to recall a few years ago, steel bracing bars and heavy duty mechano were fitted to the towpath side of that bridge.

I assume that would also indicate some degree of movement/settling.

I believe the bridge only serves Warwickshire Flyboat yard and moorings, so whether maintenance is C&RT's responsibility (which is what I would expect) or Warwickshire Fly, I could not say.

I follow the story with great interest, and do hope repairs can be completed. It would be a shame if this issue were to put a block on the visits of Tranquil Rose and similar boats into Warwick.

Rog

Word on the cut this evening is that before proceeding further (in any direction) the bridge is awaiting assessment (by an engineer one would assume). The bridge also serves Tim  Hicton's cottage.

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Word on the cut is that they did an underwater survey yesterday.

 

It's Higton by the way.

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1 hour ago, davidg said:

Word on the cut is that they did an underwater survey yesterday.

 

It's Higton by the way.

I beg his pardon!

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15 hours ago, Alan de Enfield said:

This one ?

 

 

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I prefer te one from "Vanishing Point"!

 

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Notice from CRT

Starting 8th July work starts on the bridge at the Warwickshire Fly to allow passage of 12’6” boats!!

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1 minute ago, Jayseaess said:

Notice from CRT

Starting 8th July work starts on the bridge at the Warwickshire Fly to allow passage of 12’6” boats!!

Notice Alert

Grand Union Canal
Starts At: Bridge 24, Warwickshire Fly Boats
Ends At: Bridge 24, Warwickshire Fly Boats

Monday 8 July 2019 09:00 until further notice

Type: Advice 
Reason: Repair


 

Original message:

 

Our team will be undertaking temporary brick works to Warwickshire Flyboats bridge to restore it to its original width to allow passage of 12’6” beam boats.  Navigation and towpath use will not be affected whilst these works are being completed, but please follow any advice from the team on site.

You can view this notice and its map online here:
https://canalrivertrust.org.uk/notice/15638/grand-union-canal-bridge-24

You can find all notices at the url below:
https://canalrivertrust.org.uk/notices

 

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1 minute ago, Jayseaess said:

Notice from CRT

Starting 8th July work starts on the bridge at the Warwickshire Fly to allow passage of 12’6” boats!!

They best be getting hurleston sorted by August then if they can act that quick! Ridiculous!

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So given that, presumably the boat on question is 12'6" and is going to wait it out there until the repairs have taken place.

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2 minutes ago, Up-Side-Down said:

Notice Alert

Grand Union Canal
Starts At: Bridge 24, Warwickshire Fly Boats
Ends At: Bridge 24, Warwickshire Fly Boats

Monday 8 July 2019 09:00 until further notice

Type: Advice 
Reason: Repair


 

Original message:

 

Our team will be undertaking temporary brick works to Warwickshire Flyboats bridge to restore it to its original width to allow passage of 12’6” beam boats.  Navigation and towpath use will not be affected whilst these works are being completed, but please follow any advice from the team on site.

You can view this notice and its map online here:
https://canalrivertrust.org.uk/notice/15638/grand-union-canal-bridge-24

You can find all notices at the url below:
https://canalrivertrust.org.uk/notices

 

Isn't the 'stuck boat' supposed to be 14' beam ?

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3 minutes ago, Ray T said:

Would Blue Lias Bridge pose a problem to this craft?

Blue Lias is recorded in Nicholson as being 12' 0"

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1 minute ago, Up-Side-Down said:

Blue Lias is recorded in Nicholson as being 12' 0"

The navigable width is however quoted as 12'6"

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Just now, Up-Side-Down said:

Blue Lias is recorded in Nicholson as being 12' 0"

Indeed! At this rate CRT will be rebuilding foxton inclined plane in case this widrbeam fancies going onto the summit....plus implementing the pipe lock thing for Watford.....

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