Monthly Archives: July 2016

Bristol Harbour Festival 2016

Dateline: Sunday 17th July 2016 I had mixed feelings about visiting this event in the centre of Bristol. Local television news had been carrying stories about local people actually complaining about this free event, moaning about the amount of alcohol … Continue reading

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Recent Railway Happenings…

The last few days of my recent “FOSS”, or Freedom of the Severn & Solent rail rover ticket… Great value for those who wish to wander widely in Wessex and the Westcountry. So, latest happenings over the past week: The … Continue reading

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The Widcombe Lock Flight

The City of Bath… Here the River Avon flows placidly through the Georgian splendour that now surrounds this Roman spa town, under the Pultney Bridge and over the weir, onward towards Bristol. Quietly, from the East, almost unnoticed, the restored … Continue reading

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Fidelis Civitas

My developing interest in the waterways of Great Britain are taking me further into the heartland of Middle England in search of inspiration, and perhaps, eventually, a boat of my own to live on. I carry the name “Severn” – … Continue reading

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