Shop front in the summer

Monday, 4 February 2013

It's been a bit quiet here today, although the phone has been busy and we have been packaging yet more items up that have sold on E-bay.

Denise has been on window cleaning duty today. I hadn't realised just how dirty they had got, but we can now see out of them...

Steve has replaced a section of the soil pipe down at Lock Cottage. One section had collapsed due to old age and heavy vehicles regularly passing over them. He has finished doing the brick work in the manholes and replaced the manholes themselves today. We just need to finish off with some hardcore and that will be a good job done.

Mick has been busy working on the shower installation and wash room modifications on Moore2life. See their blog here.

I came across this photograph today and I thought that you would appreciate it. Can anyone date it?

Best regards,



  1. Probably 1969 could be slightly later. Can't make out whether that's a Walton in front of the glass topped hireboat. Looks like a turn round day, as all the hire boats are facing the same way. (used to black or touch up one side one week and the other the next). We still have a hire brochure from this circa with some of the Stothert family shown.