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Ogwr

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  1. Builder ?

    My guess would be that the Whittle refers to Whittle le Woods where the company was based .
  2. Weaver Navigation Time Line

    I think there may have been an article in Waterways World on this toplc If my aged memory is not playing tricks!!!! Also Fanshaft gave up to date details on the other Weaverthread
  3. Historic Boats for sale online

    Who will claim the Northwich Trader F.M.C. , GUCC or Cowburn Cowpar?
  4. Connecting South to North

    Pownall's Contour canal was proposed to run from the weaver to Wolverhampton I think post war . I presume to River Weaver dimensions. Proposed I beleive post war I think the terminus was at Su/ Stafs Worcs level rather than the BCN Wolverhampton level
  5. Lllangollen Canal article, 1968

    I seem to remember New Marton top lock having a gate paddle
  6. Lllangollen Canal article, 1968

    The author Charles Hadfield would that be the same as the author of the historical book series? I can certainly remember gate paddles on the top lock at Badderley in the 60's I would guess removal happened when gate making at Ellesmere was moved to Northwich
  7. Historic Boats for sale online

    I think the Maid Line Cruisers were built in house at Thames Ditton
  8. Not Admiral Cabin wrong and no front cockpit
  9. Obviosly after Peacock but Gifford and Spey should be added to the list
  10. The Canals Before the 1990s

    1st time on boat my father hired from Bathursts at Tewkesbury 1959 /60 ? limit of Avon navigation Cropthorne watergate. Tankers working on the Severn Then onto the canals.in the years difference then and now . Towpath over Pontyscllte rather than missing gaps, The safety elves have removed the chains from the lift bridges. The BCN is green with trees and no .phosphorus from Albrights . .Without the leisure growth we would not have a system today but we have lost a lot., Privileged to have seen and met some of the boatmen and women of the last days of carrying. The absence of lock queues. As mentioned in a previous post we patched gates to get through locks .cut fallen trees.to get past . Aye Derek nostalgia is not like it udes to be
  11. | agree with Laurence it looks very much like the Weaver if it is the Northwich Rally it was probably when there was a problem on the lift as boats were leaving ..
  12. If I remember correctly Roy Kenyon had two boats built at Deans. The first one was approx 28ft long . The second about 34ft with a small front cabin before the cockpit. was built around 1964/5 Shirley Kenyon always seemed to steer both boats. The third Tremorden as you suggested was a steel cruiser. Deans built in marine ply and I would guess both boats have gone by now
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