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Phil

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Re: canal people. and canals
« Reply #66 on: June 01, 2019, 10:47:03 AM »
The out goings for people that have boats and some live on them is more than for a house. It costs around 2,000 a year just to be on the water.


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It can cost a great deal more than that just to keep a caravan on a halfway decent site. Mine was over 2000 a year over 10 years ago when I sold it. If I'd have known mooring fees were so cheap I would have bought one.
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« Reply #67 on: June 01, 2019, 11:48:14 AM »
Some things are false economy and it is better to rent when needed.
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« Reply #68 on: June 01, 2019, 01:17:58 PM »
A guy I knew worked on The Flat, Lodge Rd, Hockley in the 90s and owned and lived on a narrowboat, don't know where it was moored but it couldn't have been too far away from his work, he had a constant problem with condensation.
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« Reply #69 on: June 01, 2019, 04:49:58 PM »
One of my nephews lives on a 72 footer. Boats and caravans don't have a postcode so your mail as to be taken in by someone with a postcode. Clothes washing is another problem with boat life.
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« Reply #70 on: June 01, 2019, 07:50:13 PM »
Fred. Years ago I lived on a narrowboat for a number of years, and believe me it costs a lot more than 2000 a year.
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« Reply #71 on: June 03, 2019, 01:19:19 PM »

Thanks Judy, great night shot.
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Coincidentally, if you were watching Gardener's World last week you'd have seen the daytime shot of the same place (complete with the Flapper & GP Tower) in the segment about roof gardens in London.  Quite why they selected a shot of the Birmingham canal system as part of a series of pictures to illustrate the lack of green space in London is another matter  ;D
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Re: canal people. and canals
« Reply #72 on: June 05, 2019, 11:50:54 AM »
Coincidentally, if you were watching Gardener's World last week you'd have seen the daytime shot of the same place (complete with the Flapper & GP Tower) in the segment about roof gardens in London.  Quite why they selected a shot of the Birmingham canal system as part of a series of pictures to illustrate the lack of green space in London is another matter  ;D
Hi Judy, just goes to show it's a favourite vantage point for photographers.
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« Reply #73 on: June 23, 2019, 10:04:02 PM »
I think that barges were wider and were able only to be used on rivers, and some canals, and then the larger narrower canals came along, hence narrowboats.

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« Reply #74 on: June 23, 2019, 10:05:12 PM »
I should have said "larger canal systems" came along . . .

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« Reply #75 on: June 23, 2019, 10:09:21 PM »
By the way, my relatives, name NEALE, were operating narrowboats out of Bedworth, Warwickshire, coal carrying in the 1850`s. There is some vague information somewhere about later members of that family, involved with brewing and carrying beer by narrowboat, from a wharf near Saltley.