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Sunday, July 03, 2011

Joel at Marple

The wooden motor boat Joel attend Marple Locks Festival, complete with a narrow gauge railway Hudson Hunslett loco as cargo in the hold.
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Marple Locks Festival 2011

We had a very pleasant weekend attending the Locks Festival at Marple. The Sun shone & boaters and the general public were out in force. It was great for us to remain tied up whilst customers came to us for a change.

There was plenty going on with boat trips, guided walks and lots of stalls & displays in the park. Brian demonstrated fendermaking and we chatted to lots of people about Alton & our way of life, a lot of people were very surprised to see a narrow boat still working regularly. We had quite a few sales and have hopefully made more people aware of our business and what we do.

We've had some enjoyable (and rather late) evenings chatting & catching up with friends over drinks either on the towpath or up at the Ring 'o Bells. Tomorrow we will head back down the Macc to meet up with George & Irene on NB Sandbach at Fools Nook.
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Alton's Schedule July 2011

Monday 1st: Oakgrove (Macc) to Marple
Sat / Sun 2nd/ 3rd: Marple Locks Festival
Mon 4th: Marple to Oakgrove (Macc)
Fri 8th: Road deliveries to Ashton & Staylebridge
Sat 9th: Oakgrove (Macc) to Marple
Sun 10th: Marple to Bugsworth & Whaley Bridge, return to Marple
Mon 11th: Marple to Oakgrove
Wed 20th: Road deliveries to Kidsgrove, Middlewich, Nantwich, Chester, Ellesmere Port, Anderton & River Weaver
Fri 22nd: Oakgrove (Macc) to Marple
Sat 23rd: Marple to Bugsworth & Whaley Bridge, return to Marple
Sun 24th: Marple to Oakgrove (Macc)

Note; the above schedule is subject to change depending on traffic & customer volumes. If you require supplies please contact us to ensure delivery
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Thursday, June 30, 2011

A Few more Photos

Ian Mac Steering Spey at Middlewich

Rebekah Fuller SteeringSpey at Middlewich

Pearl at Marston
Re-fueling Tudor Rose Cruising Club Boats at Anderton

Alton on the Anderton Boat Lift with the Beautiful Cruiser Jaqueline

Deliveries at Dutton Locks on the Weaver
Cherries Picked at Dutton Locks, Mmmm!

Mel and his Colleague operating Hunts Lock

Proceed at Pimblott's Old Yard
Alton Meeting GUCCCo Royalty Motor Duke on the Weaver

Big Northwich Stirling on the T&M

Tug Kennet at Dutton Dock
British Salt Works, Middlewich

Alton Heading back up the Cheshire Locks

Ann Marie Hiding from the Rain at Hassall Green

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

A Few Photos of our Latest Travels

We've had a very hectic month (even for us) so haven't had much chance to catch up on our blogging, but have managed a few tweets! Anyway as a stop gap we will post up a selection of photos of our latest trip to Nantwich, Chester, Ellesmere Port, Middlewich, River Weaver & Preston Brook.

Swans & Cygnetts on Nest nr Kidsgrove

Evening on the Cheshire Locks

Night Boating on the Cheshire Locks
Tench at Wheelock

Sweden at Wheelock

Swans & Cygnets near Chester
Refuling Radiant in Chester

Alton Arriving at The Port

Apprentices & Volunteers having fun in the Bell Canoes
At the Port

Restoration Work on Mendip

Brian Oiling up Mendip
Peter and Brian Unclothing Alton

Peter helping with the Brasses

Peter at the Tiller