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frederick

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Re: Up the Cut
« Reply #22 on: August 12, 2017, 12:22:38 PM »
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I see that Fellows and Morton barge is mooed at Stourport.    O0
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Edmund Fifield

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Re: Up the Cut
« Reply #23 on: August 12, 2017, 12:51:46 PM »
What was the canal we called happy valley ,it was way passed the MAYPOLE ,we used to catch stickle back fish there .Broke my wrist there tripped on the cobbles under the bridge.

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Re: Up the Cut
« Reply #24 on: August 12, 2017, 02:48:07 PM »
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I think you mean The Stratford On Avon Canal on Peterbrook / Aqueduct Road. The Bridge [and The Draw Bridge] is still there and you take your life in your hands when you drive under the Bridge which is only wide enough for one car at a time
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Re: Up the Cut
« Reply #25 on: August 12, 2017, 04:51:27 PM »
It certainly sounds like the "Ackerdocks"!
If it was way past the Maypole, Edmund, where were you travelling from ?

Edmund Fifield

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Re: Up the Cut
« Reply #26 on: August 12, 2017, 04:59:43 PM »
Baz caught the bus in the city I think if memories right No50 ,through Kings Heath and Maypole .i think there was a pub but not sure by the canal

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Re: Up the Cut
« Reply #27 on: August 12, 2017, 05:51:45 PM »

you may be on about the cut at Alcester lane  up past the dog track but befors the maypole end  can not think of the name of the pub but it might be the horse shoe




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Re: Up the Cut
« Reply #28 on: August 12, 2017, 07:36:21 PM »
A few years ago, three friends and I decided to take my narrow boat to Birmingham from Tamworth. We left at 08:30 arriving  in Gas Street basin  at 22:30 14 hrs of continuous boating (35 locks) however, I had the easy job of steering although very tiring it was a great day.     
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Re: Up the Cut
« Reply #29 on: August 13, 2017, 04:31:39 PM »
Baz caught the bus in the city I think if memories right No50 ,through Kings Heath and Maypole .i think there was a pub but not sure by the canal
I must say Edmund, if it was the aqueduct in Peterbrook road that you remember going to, it was a hell of a walk from the Maypole !

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Re: Up the Cut
« Reply #30 on: August 13, 2017, 04:41:12 PM »
Hello Edmund
Do you remember any landmarks.
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Re: Up the Cut
« Reply #31 on: August 13, 2017, 06:11:36 PM »
What was the canal we called happy valley ,it was way passed the MAYPOLE ,we used to catch stickle back fish there .Broke my wrist there tripped on the cobbles under the bridge.

Happy Valley was in the Chin Brook Valley Yardley Wood between the Stratford on Avon Canal and the Chin Brook and was most easily accessed from Yardley Wood Road, but could be accessed via Alcester Road by getting on the towpath at The Horseshoes and walking along the canal until reaching Happy Valley.

It was quite a popular place at the beginning of the last century for boating, picnicking, and spending the weekend in chalets and tents.
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Edmund Fifield

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Re: Up the Cut
« Reply #32 on: August 13, 2017, 07:35:04 PM »
Baz it was the Horseshoes by the canal oh happy days .Thanks for the great photos Phil