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Thursday 17 January

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  • Pictures from the 1940s reveal how children who lived on canal barges went to school https:

    No time for playground argy-bargy! Amazing pictures from the 1940s reveal how children who lived on canal barges also went to school on a BOAT Post-Second World War pictures give an insight into how children on barges also attended schools on boats Among the images include children sat in class, pupils practising the alphabet and kids playing games Despite laws and regulations, many boat children were unable to attend school due to constantly moving ...


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Monday 14 January

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  • Narrowboat moved to mystery location in order to recover storage fees https:

    Steve McDonald sold his narrowboat to a man in April 2016, and allowed him to refurbish the boat on his land in Cannock before transporting it to a canal. But after the man did a disappearing act - for the second time - Mr McDonald lost the sale of the land it was on and has had to take matters into his own hands by transporting it to a secret location from his home in Pear Tree Close, Huntington. The 62-year-old retired builder has now forked out £680 for a crane to lift the boat onto a truck to be taken to another location, and has said told the boat's buyer will have to pay the fees before being told where the vessel is....



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