Shop front in the summer

Friday, 27 May 2011


I’ve been sent some pictures of Hyperion today, which I thought you may like to see. I owned her from 2006 until 2011 in which time along with help from friends and family I restored her to her former glory along with valued help from friends and family. Here she is loaded with 18 tonnes of domestic fuel at Norbury in September 2008. We had just returned from the festival held annually at Shackerstone on the Ashby Canal. Note the bike for lock wheeling with one of the pedals perched on the top plank.

The days seem to fly by here. I just don’t know where they go. It only seems a few days ago that I took Simon to the station when he was heading off on holiday – he is back tomorrow to check up on us all.

It’s been busy here today. We’ve turned nine boats around which has kept Fred and Bernard quiet whilst Mick has been working on a private boat. Graham has been prepping the boat that we are going to be fitting a new cabin to. There is quite a lot of rust on the inside of the gunnels which is what we will be welding the new plate work to, so that all needs cleaning off first. I’m sure we will see some steel work in place tomorrow, so I will try and get some pictures for you.

We had two familiar faces back today. Bill and Pam. Bill comes in on a Saturday when we are busy with turnrounds and Pam helps out in the shop/tearoom on days that we are short. They both worked here for a number of years (I won’t say how many Pam!) be it with Shropshire Union Canal Cruises, Anglo Welsh or Norbury Wharf Limited. Bill was our engineer and Pam looked after all of the holiday bookings, shop and worked in the kitchen (to name but a few things!). Today they have taken our advertisement boat and our stand down to the Crick Boat Show and will be manning it over the weekend. So if you are going to Crick, please head over to stand Q35 and say hello to them. They will give you a warm welcome and are more than capable of answering any questions you may have.

That’s it from me today.



1 comment:

  1. I have seen her a few times over the last few weeks between Uxbridge and Rickmansworth. She was at the Rickmansworth Festival a few weeks ago. Hope all is well with you and a belated happy birthday from John and Stan. Oh we should be passing through sometime in September.