"Walking-out" with a bobby - 1940s style
We met up with Norman Mitchell who used to more at Kingfisher Marina and had a chat. Norman was doing the commentary. He is well versed at commentating after doing the same for many years at Braunston.
Nuffield & Raymond descending Stoke Bruerne Locks
Sculptor approaching her mooring
The trip boat Charley was suitable dressed-up as a warship and the crew dressed as sailors. I liked the bit of plastic plumbing acting as a periscope.
Trip boat Charley disguised as HMS Charley
Black-market Cheese Boat
Bob Nightingale, the blacksmith who operates from the forge by the tunnel portal without the benefit of mains electricity, suggested that this is because of hostilities!
Blacksmith at Blisworth Tunnel Southern Portal
NB Ling was at Stoke on behalf of the Chesterfield Canal Trust laden with bags of sand and looking very smart with gleaming brass and paintwork. We recently saw her moored up at Shugborough.