Is it too much to hope that the busiest locks in the country might be the best maintained? The two Hillmorton Top Locks have at least three paddles out of use between them.
At the top there was a hire boat waiting to come down, so I stayed to help. It was very quickly apparent that I could be very useful, as the crew consisted of a man in a wheelchair, steering, and his wife working the locks. I stayed with them all the way down the flight, setting the locks in advance.
The photo shows Mark, Caroline and Bella, their dog, on nb Beatrice.
Blacking - info needed - Now I am a retired gentleman this year I am going to black my own boat. All previous jobs were done by boatyards, some better than others. In the past it’s...
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