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This is quite a sad picture, with a happy ending.....

These old working boats were once an important part of out transportation system, carrying wares from town to town - city to city along our canal networks. They were worked by the Bargees, who had very hard lives up and down the canals, negotiating the locks and tunnels, open to the elements.

The wives and children often travelled along too, it was a way of life, Cliff's Grandfather and my great grandfather worked in this way, and one of Cliffs Grandfather's working boats has now been restored . The Saturn as it is known, is often on show at variaous times during the season, and Cliff's Dad had an input into the restoration from his memories on the boats with his dad.

These have now found a life and can be seen at the Black Country Museum, I like the way the lovely painted patterns remain, in the traditional way that narrow boats and barges are still painted today - yet they are now often just as a holiday home - a sample of a life now past.

Linda

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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 7125 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece16 Constructive Critique Points
12 Jan 2011 - 5:45 PM

An excellent narrative, Linda, to complement the image, thank you. Carol
P.S. Thank you for the explanatory pm, hope you enjoy it!

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taggart
taggart e2 Member 942 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
12 Jan 2011 - 5:46 PM

Wonderful--seems so nice to be part of a museum, a connection for you-- love this idea--


Someday, show us the restored boat!
JEnnnn

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Mynett
Mynett  5137 forum posts United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
12 Jan 2011 - 5:47 PM

Yes Jennn I will do that Smile

Linda

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jase147
jase147  4 United Kingdom
12 Jan 2011 - 5:51 PM

great story love a happy ending as the pic really shows how they are forgoten.... fabulous shot

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Alvar
Alvar  7 France2 Constructive Critique Points
12 Jan 2011 - 5:57 PM

Great Shot. Well done Linda
Alvar

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videotec
videotec  5 United Kingdom
12 Jan 2011 - 5:58 PM

it's amazing what can make a great shot, and this certainly is
Regards
Pete

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andylea
andylea e2 Member 537 forum postsandylea vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
12 Jan 2011 - 6:10 PM

love the colours and textures linda brilliant detail too a cracking capture nice one Wink
andy

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barbarahirst
barbarahirst e2 Member 5barbarahirst vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
12 Jan 2011 - 6:15 PM

I agree with jennnn cant wait ti see then restored
Thanks for the writeup

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EAS
EAS e2 Member 5EAS vcard Scotland13 Constructive Critique Points
12 Jan 2011 - 6:26 PM

So good to learn they are being rescued and restored. Enjoyed the write-up too.

Ann

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wolfy
wolfy  1036 forum posts United Kingdom
12 Jan 2011 - 6:32 PM

Exellent words and lovely set Linda

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danbrann
danbrann e2 Member 9462 forum postsdanbrann vcard 15 Constructive Critique Points
12 Jan 2011 - 7:00 PM

What an interesting story especially when you have those good images to go with it.

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Len1950
Len1950 e2 Member 4Len1950 vcard England
12 Jan 2011 - 7:00 PM

Super write up Linda, love how you've captured these old boats, nice detail and colours.

Len

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DaveMead
DaveMead  4 United Kingdom14 Constructive Critique Points
12 Jan 2011 - 7:03 PM

Great shots Linda and, as always, an interesting and informative write-up. Smile
Dave

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HobbitDave
12 Jan 2011 - 7:11 PM

Wonderful write-up, Linda. So sad to see them just disintegrating there, (top images though) but great that there are others in a museum. Their painting and the folk who originally painted them were true artists. I love all 'barge painting' - on objects as well as boats.
Dave x

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Suehh
Suehh e2 Member 739 forum postsSuehh vcard England6 Constructive Critique Points
12 Jan 2011 - 7:15 PM

Aww! What a lovely story Linda. Maybe there is hope for me then - being an old relic! Seriously, a lovely capture though wonderful detail and colour.

Sue

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franken
franken e2 Member 112914 forum postsfranken vcard Wales4 Constructive Critique Points
12 Jan 2011 - 7:33 PM

Lovely colours and textures.

Ken

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mrswoolybill
mrswoolybill Critique Team 7328 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom880 Constructive Critique Points
12 Jan 2011 - 7:42 PM

Love both of these, there's a whole way of life here. That's a museum that I want to visit some time.
Moira

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jaktis
jaktis e2 Member 1080 forum postsjaktis vcard Sweden
12 Jan 2011 - 7:42 PM

Great texures, but a bit out of date

Peter

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LexEquine
LexEquine  7 United States19 Constructive Critique Points
12 Jan 2011 - 7:53 PM

'2' excellent captures of the 'vintage boat'>...LEx

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Gezina
Gezina  7 United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
12 Jan 2011 - 8:30 PM

I do like stories with happy endings - very well captured Linda - Ina

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acousticmist
12 Jan 2011 - 9:27 PM

Two great shots, very well captured........Martin

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cairntable
12 Jan 2011 - 10:16 PM

you have captured the boats brilliantly Linda, love V2.
John.

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fentiger
fentiger e2 Member 12915 forum postsfentiger vcard England22 Constructive Critique Points
12 Jan 2011 - 10:41 PM

A well recorded scene of dilapidation.

Albert

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tigertimb  640 forum posts United Kingdom66 Constructive Critique Points
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Lovely details of the slowly decaying boats and the muted colours fit well - do feel I'd like to see just a little more bottom and left though?
Tim

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Mynett
Mynett  5137 forum posts United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
12 Jan 2011 - 10:48 PM

the original has another boat in the front of this one, it is just an ugly line of rusty metal so I cropped it out

Linda x thanks for the comments x

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mikbee
mikbee e2 Member 7mikbee vcard Scotland7 Constructive Critique Points
12 Jan 2011 - 11:11 PM

A good bit of grot and decay Linda,and nice to hear they think they are worth the restoration work.I wish they could do it more often with other relics off the past !!
Mick.

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Mavis
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12 Jan 2011 - 11:14 PM

Glad these old relics are making a come-back Linda, will look forward to seeing them . At least you caught them before they departed altogether . Loved your narrative xx

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Peagreen
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12 Jan 2011 - 11:20 PM

Two great shots, well captured and a very informative narration.
Pauline

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RonnieAG
RonnieAG e2 Member 4133 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland110 Constructive Critique Points
12 Jan 2011 - 11:50 PM

A fascinating link to the family history, Linda, and so nice to hear that restoration and preservation has taken place for some. And so sad to see the decay that neglect can bring, so well depicted in this shot.
Ronnie.

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ccb  526 forum posts United States2 Constructive Critique Points
13 Jan 2011 - 3:46 AM

Marvellous nostalgic image and love the writeup.
Christina

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dawnmichelle
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13 Jan 2011 - 3:49 AM

enjoyed the write up .. thanks for sharing that.. adds to a already terrific image (s)

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Daisymaye
Daisymaye e2 Member 5Daisymaye vcard Canada9 Constructive Critique Points
13 Jan 2011 - 3:56 AM

Two great images. So sad to see these old boats being neglected. My neighbour at home planted flowers in one of his old boats. It looks beautiful in the summer..............Sandy

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Trout_Man
Trout_Man  5 Wales30 Constructive Critique Points
13 Jan 2011 - 8:11 AM

A very nice piece of history restored and hopefully kept for ever, my ancestors were catle dealers and butchers in the black country..poor things were eaten...perhaps there are a few car seats knockin about (in a funny mood this morning lol) Geoff x

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Ray42
Ray42  6 England3 Constructive Critique Points
13 Jan 2011 - 8:28 AM

Sad to see things like this decay - A good restoration project

Quote: An excellent narrative, Linda, to complement the image, thank you. Carol

I agree

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DeSilver e2 Member 6DeSilver vcard England11 Constructive Critique Points
13 Jan 2011 - 10:31 AM

Great image showing so well the how things are lost to us if someone does not care.
The narrative is so well written and gives an in site into the restoration of these wonderful boats and people who travelled the motorways of their day. Smile


David.

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morpheus1955 e2 Member 7morpheus1955 vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
13 Jan 2011 - 11:09 AM

Two superb images, fabulous detail and colours, I am so glad they are restoring these wonderful barges, great write up too.

Hugh

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DanielD  4 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
13 Jan 2011 - 11:38 AM

I love the happy end story - the images are full in details - great texture in the first picture

Daniel

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NobbytheNobster

Hi Linda.
Good shots and what a nice interesting write up.
This is something i can relate to as my mother and father inlaw are both boat people and have been for years, my ma inlaw is also quiet an artist, she does the kind of barge and canalware painting you were referring to, i think she calls her style "knobstick" dont know if you have heard of it?
She travels up and down the country painting boats and doing canal related shows she was even featured on country file! (her claim to fame) lol.
I have uploaded some shots of their boat before see http://www.ephotozine.com/u103869/gallery/1551918
I'm glad you shared this as it has reminded me of the photos i have of some of her work which i will upload on here soon.
Great stuff Smile
Ricky.

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SlowSong
SlowSong e2 Member 53989 forum postsSlowSong vcard England28 Constructive Critique Points
13 Jan 2011 - 2:27 PM

One of my fave sorts of holidays, and you see lots of derelict boats along the way. Nice shot.
Chris

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Jekaro
Jekaro e2 Member 4Jekaro vcard United Kingdom
13 Jan 2011 - 3:40 PM

Two fantastic shot, Linda, superbly captured and thanks for the information.
Roy

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TrevBatWCC
TrevBatWCC e2 Member 5TrevBatWCC vcard England6 Constructive Critique Points
13 Jan 2011 - 3:45 PM

Two excellent images, Linda, V1 showing some lovely tones & textures in the derelict boat at the front, and nice to see the wider view in V2. It's always nice to read some info about what we're looking at I think, and you've given us a very interesting write-up here.
TrevB Smile

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TonyWatson
13 Jan 2011 - 5:37 PM

Nice work Linda
Doc

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Frase
Frase  6 Scotland
13 Jan 2011 - 7:02 PM

Wonderful capture and interesting text .
Don

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gary_d
gary_d e2 Member 6510 forum postsgary_d vcard Wales12 Constructive Critique Points
13 Jan 2011 - 8:22 PM

V2 for me I just love reflections. - gary

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NeilWigan e2 Member 3NeilWigan vcard England15 Constructive Critique Points
14 Jan 2011 - 11:25 PM

used to do a lot of repair work on the barges as a young man steel ones by then,british waterways repair yard was in Wigan,they had slipways and a dry dock.would be worth a fortune now.The old men

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16 Jan 2011 - 9:02 PM

Glad to hear that these have been restored to their former glory, there are a number similar to these that have been restored at the National Waterways museum at Gloucester docks

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