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WORKING BOATS VISIT THE ‘MONTY’

Walking down from Queens Head on a beautiful day in February we found
the restored -

 Shropshire Union R & C Co  working boat

SATURN

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We walked down past the Aston Locks , viewing the site of the  new off-line
nature reserve construction that is to be seen on the off-side of the canal.

On our way back, as we approached Aston Bottom Lock, a pleasant surprise
was to meet our eyes. Leaving the lock was the restored -

 Fellows, Morton & Clayton Ltd  working boat

PLOVER   (No 94)

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Proceeding to the top of the lock, another surprise was in store.

Another restored working boat was waiting to enter the lock,
this time it was the -

W H COWBURN & COWPAR Ltd. Manchester   working boat

SWAN

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To be followed shortly after by the -

METROPOLITAN & MIDLAND   working boat

BUCKDEN  (No 6)

Seen here after leaving the lock.
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What a  wonderful experience to add to the enjoyment of a walk by the cut.

Maybe we should be nostalgic and remember them like this:-  

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WHAT A WONDERFUL SIGHT.
I HOPE WE SEE THEM AGAIN.
Pete  
webmaster@montgomerycanal.co.uk