This stoppage alert came three days ago:
River Severn - Stourport Pontoons
Friday 19 November 2010 until further notice
River pontoon between the broad and narrow locks at Stourport will be closed until further notice, due to the presents (sic) of dangerous trees.
Enquiries: 01452 318000
Perhaps we'd better look more closely at the floating pontoon-based Christmas tree outside The Mailbox in Birmingham. I've borrowed Adam's photo from NB Debdale. I can't see any presents, though. Let alone dangerous ones.
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Through Somerton and on to Banbury and yes, there is a pic! - Northbrook to Banbury, Oxford Canal, 15½ miles 10 locks Couple of pics for you tonight just. I have been on the phone most of the evening sorting out bit...
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