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    In the mid -1800's English Waterways and Canals started to fall into disuse , as the steam-train took over. Many families started living on the abandoned boats and barges on these canals.
    This photo taken around 1910 shows a tipical waterways family.
    The owner of this photo is unknown, apart from it was taken in England, maybe north England?
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    Some very atractive young ladies there Reg. brings back memories.

    Cant afford a boat on the canals now, a cheapo would cost around ?80,000 or $A150,000.

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    Quote Originally Posted by captain kong View Post
    Cant afford a boat on the canals now, a cheapo would cost around ?80,000 or $A150,000.
    There are a lot cheaper than that going. ?25-30K.

    Ronnie Wood of the Rolling Stones was from a canal family. He was the first not to be born on water.
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    Quote Originally Posted by captain kong View Post
    Some very atractive young ladies there Reg. brings back memories.

    Cant afford a boat on the canals now, a cheapo would cost around ?80,000 or $A150,000.
    Captain, have you not seen any young ladies for a long time perchance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Waterways View Post
    There are a lot cheaper than that going. ?25-30K.

    Ronnie Wood of the Rolling Stones was from a canal family. He was the first not to be born on water.
    oh, that's interesting .. I didn't know that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lindylou View Post
    oh, that's interesting .. I didn't know that.
    Well he looks like a Pikey.

    From wiki:

    Wood was born into a family of English "water gypsies" (river/canal barge operators, sometimes also called "bargees") and says that his generation was the first in the family to be born on dry land. He grew up in Yiewsley and attended St Stephen's Primary School and St Martin's Church of England Secondary School, West Drayton.

    There is canal basin at West Drayton/Yiewsley. That is probably why he lived there.
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    becomes a Venice without canals, just another city, no
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    tourist. Would we visit a modernised Venice of filled in
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    how it once was?


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