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Photo-a-Day  (Monday, 2nd July, 2012)

Motley Crew

Motley Crew
A motley crew on the L&L canal at New Springs, on a day hire boat from Adlington.

Photo: Ron Dawber  (Canon bridge camera)
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Comment by: Ernest Pyke on 2nd July 2012 at 03:24

Men well out-numbered, Ron !!
What was the hiring fee?

Comment by: Ron D on 2nd July 2012 at 09:37

Ernest .The last time I hired a boat from that yard was 1974 it was 80£ a week .They will have gone up a bit since then .No doubt some one on here will know. Sorry.

Comment by: irene roberts on 2nd July 2012 at 10:04

After all the "celebs" photos we are bombarded with every time we go out, on newspapers and magazine covers, with their stick-insect bodies and plastic-surgery faces, how lovely to see a happy picture of ordinary folk laughing , tucking into a bit of grub, and having a good day out!

Comment by: Wigan3r on 2nd July 2012 at 10:15

It was hired from here:


Comment by: Dave Marsh on 2nd July 2012 at 13:03

Ron,the joy on the faces of the people in your photo reminds me of Renoir's 'Bal au moulin de la Galette,Montmartre'often described as the happiest paintig ever created.Great phot,Ronoir.

Comment by: Harry C. on 2nd July 2012 at 14:41

That makes a change, nice one Ron. H.

Comment by: Ernest Pyke on 2nd July 2012 at 14:50

Thanks Wigan3r-have looked at your excellent website. There`s a brief glimpse, on the video, of the bridge on the towpath shown on P-a-D 5th April`12 and a lot of discussion took place.
Ron, I`ve just seen your P-a-D of 7th February`12 showing this bridge also. You didn`t comment on the P-a-D 5th April`12 !!

Comment by: Andy on 2nd July 2012 at 15:13

I checked the site, This time of year is £135 a day at weekends and £110 a day Mon - Fri.

Comment by: philra on 2nd July 2012 at 18:46

excellent picture Ron, well done!

Comment by: Ron D on 2nd July 2012 at 18:52

Wigan3r,A plug like this must be worth 50% of my next hire.

Comment by: Wigan3r on 2nd July 2012 at 20:02

I don't work for them, was looking last week to take the kids sometime in the summer and recognized the boat from the website.! I can imagine them getting a few bookings on the back of this though.... might be worth a mention!

Comment by: Jean F (Wales) on 2nd July 2012 at 20:47

Sounds a bit expensive for self catering....lovely picture though..thats how hols should be.

Comment by: Ernest Pyke on 2nd July 2012 at 21:43

Ron, what about me bringing the money aspect up !!

Comment by: alan lad on 3rd July 2012 at 18:48

Twice round the island and back in time for tea

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