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Jim Riley

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About Jim Riley

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  • Location
    Calderbrook, Littleborough, Lancs
  • Interests
    Boating, caravanning, walking, cycling, gardening, got 2 hens, I'm also Founder and Chair of the trustees of Skylight Circus Arts, a reg'd charity using circus in education and youth work.

Previous Fields

  • Occupation
    Circus Skills Teacher/ performer, Circus Jim
  • Boat Name
    Marshwiggle, 32ft narrow boat reg'd 1968
  • Boat Location
    Warland, Rochdale Canal Summit

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  1. Bridgewater

  2. Bridgewater

    You have agreed that cart can pass details to anyone who asks, in the new T&C's.
  3. Canal art...beware

    There more of them round here than you can shake a stick at. The local youth set fire to the top floor of this one about a year back. It will deteriorate quicker now with no roof.
  4. Canal art...beware

    No, far closer to home. While there may be a little artistic licence in the reflections, the rest is accurate, done by my better half. (Though I put the numbers on the canvas for her! Jim ducks and runs for cover).
  5. We've not been back to our mooring since christmas, lock mending prevented our initial return, then booked in dry dock, then some trips. It's been lurking about 5 - 10 miles away since, despite moving far enough for the "terms and conditions" I've had a couple of emails about "being in a general area too long", but that was sorted with an email and phone call (which put me through to the famous Debbie Figgy in Leeds). If you have Worcester windows you can get 3mm ali plates cut to replace the glass, I ordered rectangular pieces off tinternet and rounded the bottom corners with a jigsaw. we've used them where we think fit (or unfit, depending how you see it!) I've left it moored on pins, but used double crossed pins, one going through the loop of the other at 45deg. At the moment we are planning to go out east again, so CBA to bring it 20 locks or so up the hill to it's mooring, just to go back down again.
  6. River Lee Attacks

    got a bit of work to do to catch up with the Manchester Pusher!
  7. Canal art...beware

  8. Thames permanent mooring

    Mr Norman was grumbling, rightly, IMHO, about the number of badly moored boats slowing progress and the unfriendly treatment doled out to Bargees who travel, nationally, be they owners or hirers, by the static dwellers.
  9. Gate Paddles

    Where is that then?
  10. Charges for the Bridgewater Canal

    How about carrying £40 in pennies, just in case. Is that amount legal tender? Then Sonny would have to lug it back to his car, bank etc. I know it would be a PITA collecting it from the bank, but the satisfaction of handing it over, watching him count it, would outweigh that.
  11. A sad day.

    Photo gallery on win 10 has the tools to resize pics. For more adventurous editing try The Gimp, free to download and use.
  12. Charges for the Bridgewater Canal

    Just go, but have your cheque book ready?
  13. Swans attack

    I can't match that! I'd best swan off.
  14. License Fee Consultation

    Include a moorng fee in the licence and you can then moor wherever, whenever you want?
  15. Swans attack

    It can break an arm with a stern look!