Photo-a-Day (Wednesday, 5th June, 2013)
Looks like it's a converted gypsy caravan. I guess the horse died.
2014 model perhaps..??
Never seen one of those.....is it still occupied?......the circle made by the bridges reflection is very noticeable .....good one Mick....cheers!!!
Tthe canal families where thought of as Water Gypsies in the late 1800 and early 1900s. Probable because a lot of them worked and lived on their boats.the
The Original Gypsies were 'Boat Dwellers', though long before our canals were built.
They were traders, shipping between India, and the ancient Danube trade corridor.
They had crossed the land bridge between the Red Sea and The Mediterranean, leading Europeans to mistake them for 'Egyptians' hence the name, 'Gypsy'.
Was this taken after the Watershed Mick?
Is that a 'Dug-out' moored alongside?
Spoke to a wolly hat wearing hippy looking lad on Saturday and he said he was going to travel all over the place when his horse comes
Has he got a license, a BSS certificate and insurance for that thing?
Should have a canal users license
My great grandmother and her family lived and worked on th Leeds &Liverpool canal, she married a canal boatbuilder and my grandmother thier youngest, was one of the first in the family to "marry out" she married a Tailor.
Surely nobody lives on that!Would they be classed as homeless?If so.they could save up to have it "done up" You know what I mean !!!
Theres been a lot of local boat movement lately because a lot of boater dont pay the proper fees to be permanently moored and there rent man has been round trying to collect the fees so the boaters have moved further along the canal to try and pretend there just passing through
Licence, not license. We are in Britain you know, not America!
this boat was built for two students on the other end there is a full size piano and it does move
Remember seeing it under the bridge til dawn. Great memories. Still looks in good shape though. Is Joey out there he,ll remember it.