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Where No Tides Flow - narrated by Raymond Baxter

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45 minutes ago, Tom Morgan said:

Lovely video - thanks for posting it.  But they seem to be going a bit fast, don't they?

 

Only if you are not moored up properly

 

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The little trailered boat drew only inches, not much water displacement there, and the Waterbus went flat out through the Park as there were no boats moored between the Zoo and Maida Vale. Well piled along there too.

 

Great videos. London as I remember it.

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9 hours ago, gbclive said:

 

This has recently been posted on YouTube - I’d not seen it before.

Nice to hear Raymond Baxter 😏

 

Ron Hough and family. Not the boat painter, the other one.

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Edited by Ray T

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Just watched the first Look At Life, which I greatly enjoyed.

I noticed that there were two boats called Otter - a narrowboat and a trailable cruiser. I was taken back many years by ghe once-familiar sight of colliery sidings full of laden wagons; and I was interested to note, about 5:20, the only example of twingling which I have seen on film.

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Good video; change in thinking from then/present day a aprrox 4.30 BW hire boat Water Vailent top gates mitre stemming om possibly Hatton flight Ham baker gear locks

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Good video.  I liked the wise dog who jumps onto the cabin just as the boat is leaving the lock. 

 

And fixing the child's reins to the slide; I can well remember doing that with my kids - and having no idea that we were following a traditional pattern.

 

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54 minutes ago, Athy said:

the only example of twingling which I have seen on film.

Harry H Corbett has a try in The Bargee but, unsurprisingly, doesn't do it as well as shown here.

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I thought it was called trilling?

 

PS good vid Clive - where are you these days? Can't see your bote in the marina.

Edited by mark99

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8 minutes ago, mark99 said:

PS good vid Clive - where are you these days? Can't see your bote in the marina.

Edited 6 minutes ago by mark99

Hi Mark - Glascote Basin for the winter for blasting, painting and significant fettling 😏

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2 minutes ago, mark99 said:

You may bump into that retrobate Dave Moore up there!  ;)

Now that is a great word! Your own invention?

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Just now, Athy said:

Now that is a great word! Your own invention?

 

 

Ha ha I wish it was - just a typo.  ;)

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7 hours ago, Athy said:

Just watched the first Look At Life, which I greatly enjoyed.

I noticed that there were two boats called Otter - a narrowboat and a trailable cruiser. I was taken back many years by ghe once-familiar sight of colliery sidings full of laden wagons; and I was interested to note, about 5:20, the only example of twingling which I have seen on film.

 

2 minutes ago, X Alan W said:

Not a std under way practice usually after loading or morning /after tied up night would guess they were mopping up the water deposited on the cabin from the tunnel air vents anti slip precaution when dropping to the cabin top in locks more of a rainy day exercise

 

Edited by X Alan W

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One of the funniest evenings(Ha Ha wise) was in the Pub with Ron (Hough ) RIP describing his part (not seen) in the Bargee tutoring Ronnie Barker& Harry  Corrbett & his description of Eric  Sykes"s antics not all waste of space /no knowledge left me laughing so much my sideb hurt for all the next day &later I towed his Ex butty "Bellarophne from Hillmorton /Norbury to replace horse tripboat "Iona"

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2 hours ago, Dav and Pen said:

Good to see our old boat Tadworth at 3.52. A good round up of the waterway scene back then.

 

 

 

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22 minutes ago, X Alan W said:

One of the funniest evenings(Ha Ha wise) was in the Pub with Ron (Hough ) RIP describing his part (not seen) in the Bargee tutoring Ronnie Barker& Harry  Corrbett & his description of Eric  Sykes"s antics not all waste of space /no knowledge left me laughing so much my sideb hurt for all the next day &later I towed his Ex butty "Bellarophne from Hillmorton /Norbury to replace horse tripboat "Iona"

He does appear in the film, disguised, in long distance shots eg when leaving the lay by, Harry H. bumps the boats before it quickly cuts to Ron steering them round towards Brentford

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10 minutes ago, magnetman said:

still in the stinkhole 

Was then. You know the worst thing about the stink'ole? ....................................... after a day in there you don't actually notice the smell!

 

 

 

 

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13 hours ago, X Alan W said:

Good video; change in thinking from then/present day a aprrox 4.30 BW hire boat Water Vailent top gates mitre stemming om possibly Hatton flight Ham baker gear locks

I wonder if it's current lowing owner is aware of this footage.

Back these days under it's original name of Enceladus, it is a very different looking beast from it's former BW hire cruiser days.......
 

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