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Scipio

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Up the Cut
« on: August 05, 2017, 07:27:33 PM »

Hello All
                Did anyone ever travel on a barge in Brum, when I was at St Peter's off Broad St we once went from Gas St to Cadbury's at
Bournville and back again. I thought at the time I could get very used to this slow way of life . A different window every morning .




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Re: Up the Cut
« Reply #1 on: August 05, 2017, 10:07:12 PM »
I remember reading about these trips, under the heading "Up the cut in a coal boat".
Talking to my (100 year-old) Mother it turns out that she remembers going on them, the boat was whitewashed for the occasion. I suspect the excursions were something to do with the Church.

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Re: Up the Cut
« Reply #2 on: August 05, 2017, 10:39:34 PM »

I remember reading about these trips, under the heading "Up the cut in a coal boat".
Talking to my (100 year-old) Mother it turns out that she remembers going on them, the boat was whitewashed for the occasion. I suspect the excursions were something to do with the Church.


Hi Baz well the barge/narrowboat we went on was the real McCoy seats and all that Jaz we had our lunch at Bournville never went into Cadbury's of course more's the pity . Then it was back home took up the best part of the day , well it would travelling at about 1mph
brilliant slowly slowly catchee monkey .


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Re: Up the Cut
« Reply #3 on: August 05, 2017, 10:46:43 PM »
I neglected to mention that when my Mother went on these trips she was a child, in the 1920s !

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Re: Up the Cut
« Reply #4 on: August 05, 2017, 10:56:37 PM »

I neglected to mention that when my Mother went on these trips she was a child, in the 1920s !


No worries Baz I bet it was still enjoyable back then , with that breakneck speed I mentioned


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Re: Up the Cut
« Reply #5 on: August 06, 2017, 08:28:37 AM »

up the cut

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« Reply #6 on: August 06, 2017, 09:16:56 AM »


and with a tad of colour  I should think horses was  the main pulling power at the time steam power had made its way on to the cuts with steam you could get 4 m.p.h and you could run from Birmingham to London none stop  by this time the narrow boats days was numbered transport by rail and roads become quicker  but in the 1970s new life was given to the cuts  pleasure boats and house boats started to take over and thanks to them the cuts got saved








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Re: Up the Cut
« Reply #7 on: August 06, 2017, 11:41:48 AM »

who remembers this part of the cut in smallheath


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« Reply #8 on: August 06, 2017, 11:53:01 AM »

one more of Birmingham cuts the old gas street


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Re: Up the Cut
« Reply #9 on: August 06, 2017, 12:04:13 PM »
You can still go on a horse drawn canal boat. In April we went for a short trip in one on the Llangollen canal     O0
 


 
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« Reply #10 on: August 06, 2017, 12:11:25 PM »
I have walked along that canal path by the BSA many a time.
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