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Bugsworth Tippler

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Bugsworth Tippler last won the day on September 29 2011

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  1. I've no real raisin for posting this

    It was deliberate : raisins + currants (post #1). I may be dry and wrinkly and can sometimes be accused of sour grapes but I do occasionally make an attempt at humour.
  2. I've no real raisin for posting this

    I know how difficult it is to produce error free text and have made many a misteak myself. The author is often the last person who should be proof-reading their own work. You tend to see what you meant to write rather than what you actually did type. I do feel, however, that those who can should at least try to write good text. Of course, the inability to write accurately does not seem to be a hindrance to 'getting on' in the modern world. Dare I mention 'Trump'? Could a mis-typed tweet lead to nuclear destruction?
  3. I've no real raisin for posting this

    Maybe. and maybe we should blame the teachers/the education system/the government/the internet/technology/... or whoever, for the deterioration in general literacy? After ten or more years education youngsters should really be able to read and write accurately. Maybe we have to accept or forget about falling academic standards as long as young people can operate a computer (or a spade or mechanical digger) and worry more about the water levels, the lock walls, or the embankments that are falling/failing? I'm afraid I come from a generation or environment where education was valued and if you weren't sure about the spelling of a word you got out the dictionary. It's now an inbuilt trait and the misuse of our language can cause my hackles to rise. Nowadays there are fewer reasons for making mistakes in ones writing as checking is made so much easier with spelling and grammar checkers. At the very least people should read what they have written before exposing it to world-wide scrutiny. And I'm just about to do that.
  4. I've no real raisin for posting this

    From a C&RT Stoppages web page : "A number of tree has fallen blocking the Towpath and Canal between Bridges 33-35 on the Peak forest Canal . Our contractors are currantly on site. " Any other examples of the literacy levels of C&RT employees?
  5. Easter Boat Gathering @ Ellesmere Port

    Very disappointing. I heard visitors asking for a refund!
  6. Fending off boats with a pole

    A boater in our marina regularly avoids contact with other boats by pushing off with boat poles of various designs. Some boat owners believe that their boats have suffered damage as result; mainly damage to expensive paint jobs. What's the 'perceived etiquette' (nice phrase - might mean nothing at all) here? Are we justified in complaining? Other boaters maneuvering in the marina manage to push themselves away from moored boats manually without there being any significant dangers.
  7. Replacement - LED for florescent tube

    The replacement LED 'fluorescent tube' does require a simple wiring modification to by-pass the 'starter' circuitry (if that's the correct term).
  8. Railings for Marple aqueduct - whats next?

    In July 2014 a man fell 25 ft into a lock in Marple. http://www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/news/stockport-canal-rescue-after-man-7394040 Can we expect railings to be erected around locks?
  9. Roses & Castles Music

    I like it as well. There are plenty of similar songs on the website http://www.waterwaysongs.co.uk/ There were over 250 at the last count so you might find one you like! And no one is claiming they're traditional - it just seems that the waterways have inspired people to write songs about them in the last few decades.
  10. Flower of Gloster - DVD

    I cancelled Amazon order and reordered from Network last night. Order is now on the way - and it cost less as well. Excellent servoce from Network.
  11. Flower of Gloster - to be released on DVD in Sept. 2015

    I've cancelled the Amazon order and ordered from Network on Air - it's substantially cheaper on that site as well.
  12. Flower of Gloster - DVD

    Great! Let's hope your e-mail is correct and mine is wrong. Did you order from Amazon?
  13. Flower of Gloster - DVD

    I've just been notified by Amazon that delivery of The Flower of Gloster has been delayed until an unknown date!
  14. Railings for Marple aqueduct - whats next?

    Good news! I can also report that there are no signs of any railings on or stored in the vicinity of the aqueduct. The trees and shrubs between the railway aqueduct and the waterway aqueduct have been cut back since I last reported and the stumps painted green (presumably to prevent regrowth). This makes the large red warning signs very visible. C&RT were out in force for their Open Day today which, no doubt, will be hailed a huge success. There were lots of people and 'volunteers', excessive amounts of bunting and signs, and queues to go down in an empty lock. The problems with the lock flight were plain for all to see with locks that did contain water leaking to create rivers down the towpath. There clearly is an interest in the canals from local people who would like to see the heritage preserved.
  15. Salvage Hunters

    If he sells a lot of items at the prices on his website he certainly will be doing well. Petrified tree stump stools @ £600 - these prices petrify me! You could buy the Drew Pritchard Scavenger cap for £40. It only comes in one size - large?
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