Saturday, 29 June 2013

Medieval Dunstable - encampment

It all looks like a great way to spend a weekend!
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Thursday, 27 June 2013

Medieval Dunstable

A few weeks ago, Dunstable Town Council put on a "Medieval Dunstable" weekend.
We went along to get some ideas in case we wanted to stage a similar - but smaller! - event at our museum
This is what you need to draw attention to the event
This was cloth dying
Ah - here it is...
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Tuesday, 25 June 2013

Warwickshire Ring - Last Post

Left turn and back on to the Stratford canal
Heading back to Swallow Cruisers - end of the cruise.
Yes, we would do it again!
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Sunday, 23 June 2013

Warwickshire Ring - Birmingham

Heading in to Birmingham
The famous 'roundabout' at Old Junction Turn.
It's actually a ventilation shaft for the railway below
One of the many bars on the waterfront
Entering Gas Street Basin
Our mooring - and free hotel room - right in the centre.
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Thursday, 20 June 2013

Hawkesbury Junction

Here we came down the Oxford Canal on the right, did a full U-turn under the bridge I'm standing on and went up the Coventry Canal.
Hawkesbury Junction is home to the much-photographed "Greyhound" pub
The Greyhound taken through the bridge I was standing on, as we completed the turn and headed up the Coventry Canal.
We MAY have moored up shortly after this to investigate the pub.
Here's a trip boat with disabled people from Nuneaton arriving for lunch.
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Tuesday, 18 June 2013

Warwickshire Ring - Leamington Spa 2

This is the modern glasshouse in the Jephson Gardens we saw in the last posting.

First laid out in 1831 as informal riverside walks along the River Leam, the original Newbold Gardens were developed into formal pleasure grounds after 1846 in honour of Dr Henry Jephson, who had promoted the town as a spa. Jephson Gardens gained renown for its band concerts, archery and tennis, illuminations, trees and flowers. It is listed as Grade II on the English Heritage register of historic parks and gardens.
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Sunday, 16 June 2013

Warwickshire Ring - Leamington Spa

We didn't know what to expect when we stopped at Leamington Spa - but we were very pleasantly surprised.
This is the River Leam.
These are the Jephson Gardens
A very impressive display.
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Friday, 14 June 2013

Warwickshire Ring - nb Stella

Recently completed the Warwickshire Ring aboard Stella.
This is the famous dragonfly sculpture at the top of the Hatton flight.
Top of the main flight of Hatton Locks
About a third of the way down!
At the bottom of the main flight with Poppy as our tillerpin looking pleased with herself!
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Tuesday, 11 June 2013

London Motor Museum 4

Never mind the batmobile in the last post - this is a bit more like it!
A pristine workshop
Don't try and go over any speed humps in this!
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Sunday, 9 June 2013

London Motor Museum 3

Rolls Royce owned by a 'famous footballer'
Inside the Bat Cave
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