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Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Off the Oxford and along the Coventry canal.

So nice to get moving again although the freeze came late this year at least it only lasted 17 days. Last year I was  stuck at Newbold for 7 weeks. So with the diesel tank topped up and a few more bags of coal on the roof we set off in search of wood as our supply had dwindled to 6/7 logs. We stopped the night at Brinklow as a late start and fueling up took it`s toll on the daylight.
Moving on approaching Hawkesbury I notice the Elephant & Castle pub has closed and become one of the 16 pubs closing weekly in the UK. This number is the last 6months of 2011. LINK

At least the Greyhound at Hawkesbury Jct. is surviving. It`s been there since the early 1800`s and is now Grade II listed.

Moving on just a short distance and the Navigation is another casualty. I am inclined to think this pub will end up being demolished and housing taking it`s place. I just had to search, to much free time, and here it is a planning application.

Please bear with me with the links as i am trying to help friends of Jaq and I in the USA who perhaps might be pleased to read more. For example our listed buildings here compare with U.S. historical listings and for sure a bar is not a pub.

1 comment:

Ross said...

Nice to see you're on the move at last. Wishing you both safe and happy cruising.

NB Valerie & Steam Train by Les Biggs

NB Valerie & Steam Train by Les Biggs