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SINKING SLOWLY

A few years ago in 2011 there was another SC.meet-up at the Black Country Museum in Dudley. There was an interesting stretch of canal running through the museum grounds with plenty of narrow boats on show, sadly this one seemed to have seen better days.

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SINKING SLOWLY

A few years ago in 2011 there was another SC.meet-up at the Black Country Museum in Dudley. There was an interesting stretch of canal running through the museum grounds with plenty of narrow boats on show, sadly this one seemed to have seen better days.

comments (15)

  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 15 Aug 2014, 00:21
Very good image, Brian.

Actually...not sad...the boat has a jaunty look that suggests it is enjoying its retirement.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Ray. It does seem a shame to see it laying there like that though.
love the strong colours here Brian, and i like the composition
Brian Walbey: Thanks Ayush.
there must have been a very long line at the lock that year Brian... good find for Boat Friday....petersmile
Brian Walbey: There are quite a lot of boats on site there but why this one was in this state I have no idea.
Ouch. I think I missed this one, Brian. But I have very fond memories of that day!
Brian Walbey: Yes so do I Ginnie. Actually when I took this I think Astrid and I were wandering along together having a chat and taking pictures as we saw them.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 15 Aug 2014, 06:40
Maybe these days its restored...maybe not!
Brian Walbey: I do hope so Chris.
Great shame to see this narrow boat has been neglected sad lot of history there.
Brian Walbey: Yes I hope somebody has the time and money to get it back in to shape.
the reflection is spot on
Brian Walbey: That was part of the reason I took this shot.
  • gutteridge
  • Where latitude and attitude meet
  • 15 Aug 2014, 09:52
Great shot of this sinking barge Brian. I'm surprised nobody wanted to rescue it.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Chad. Hopefully at some time it will be refurbished.
You wonderfully captured the retirement of this narrow boat Brian!
Brian Walbey: Thanks Richard, I hope somebody spends the money and brings it out of retirement.
Really, really love this shot with it's rich colour.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Mary.
  • blackdog
  • United Kingdom
  • 15 Aug 2014, 11:40
Just a little over saturated for my taste Brian but a fine looking subject despite it slipping away.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Mike, it little over enthusiastic with the Topaz sliders.
Why was it abandoned and left to rot? Would love to know the story behind this.
Brian Walbey: Yes it does seem a shame it was like this, there was plenty of others in a really good condition.
I remember this boat well and have a number of pictures of it. I think I posted one on SC once.
Brian Walbey: I do wonder if I might have posted this boat before but I'm not going back through my archive of 2,000+ postings to find out.
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 15 Aug 2014, 18:11
What a sad photo that might tell some stories!
Brian Walbey: Yes what a shame this lovely old boat is left for this to happen.
  • Alan
  • United Kingdom
  • 15 Aug 2014, 22:38
Oh that's a shame. Still quite colourful, though, despite the decay.
Brian Walbey: I suspect it has been like that for quite a while Alan.

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