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Posted: 01/03/2013 12:09:14
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Thats them!, thanks for the memories guys Smile Smile
P.S. sorry about the big space on my last post, must've leant on the space bar Confused

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Posted: 01/03/2013 15:49:24
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The canal crossed the river Amber at Bull bridge then crossed the railway then finally it crossed the road.Part of this can still be seen if you cross the railway via the public footpath, at the site of the road aqueduct, on far side is an embankment which is the canal crossing the river Amber, it also crosses a small road, which I believe is called " Drovers way ". IP: 82.15.14.8
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Posted: 01/03/2013 21:04:59
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Looking at all the input here made me wonder whether I am the only person on this site who has actually covered the towpath from Cromford to Langley Mill on foot,(Including the Pinxton branch), Also cycled Cromford to Codnor Park Resr. and Pinxton to Codnor Park. (although it would take a lot of deep hypnosis to recall every detail). Is this a "claim to fame"?.
This was before, during and after the "Bloody Great Gasworks".
At a couple of places along the Pinxton branch there where at least 2 scuppered cargo narrowboats, I wonder if they where buried in the infill. Glare

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Posted: 01/03/2013 21:20:34
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When someone sorts out the albums for Cromford Canal (gonna add a few of them to help distinguish various parts) I will start to add some photos.

Can not claimed to have walked it all - yet!

The boat at Lower Hartshay is still visible & part buried.

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Posted: 01/03/2013 21:27:54
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You won't be able to walk it as I did, because of the "Bloody Great Gas Works"!!, (Henceforth referred to as "BGGW" in my posts Angry Sad ) - the "Exeter Bypass"* (A38) also affected it.

*When they where building it around Alfreton they posted it as "The A38 Exeter Bypass" - TRUE!!.

Otherwise, enjoy the walk - or bike ride - or whatever. Smile Smile

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IP: 81.153.179.39 Edited: 01/03/2013 21:37:35 by exspelio
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Posted: 01/03/2013 22:35:45
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Terry, In those days didn't 'bike rides' mean using a penny-farthing? IP: 81.151.105.155
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Posted: 01/03/2013 23:03:25
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The Pinxton branch is totally obliterated from the railway bridge at Pye Bridge past the site of the acid works/coke ovens to just below the site of Longwood hall. The outcrop altered the landscape between Pye Bridge and Pinxton. It is not possible to walk this section as The footpath was diverted and the path was ,and still is, blocked off under the railway bridge. If any boats were sunk in this section of canal then they will be long gone. IP: 82.15.14.8
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Posted: 02/03/2013 01:52:30
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exspelio wrote:

When they where building it around Alfreton they posted it as "The A38 Exeter Bypass" - TRUE!!.


I believe you, it is officially the Skegness to Bodmin Trunk Road.

Anyone who has actually travelled from Skegness to Bodmin deserves a prize, and a certain amount of sympathy.

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Posted: 02/03/2013 19:47:18
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Trewillan wrote:



I believe you, it is officially the Skegness to Bodmin Trunk Road.

Anyone who has actually travelled from Skegness to Bodmin deserves a prize, and a certain amount of sympathy.



Well, apart from the A38 ending at Mansfield Bus Station (only about 80 miles from Skegness) Wink

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Posted: 02/03/2013 22:42:15
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The A38 does pass within a mile or so of Skegness corner (Selston ). IP: 82.15.14.8
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Posted: 03/03/2013 00:41:36
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LeeW wrote:

Well, apart from the A38 ending at Mansfield Bus Station (only about 80 miles from Skegness) Wink


Yes, that's right, but the Principal Road Network does not necessarily have the same road number over the entire length of a particular route. A good example is the M6 which becomes the M74 over the border, but it is still London to Glasgow.

Anyway, I'm sure there are more appropriate web-sites for people like me to discuss this fascinating subject. I will have to seek them out. But not tonight.

BTW, Mansfield Bus Station sounds even less attractive than either Skegness or Bodmin.
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Posted: 11/03/2013 20:41:53
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Evening all...are all you Ripley area `Butterley-ites` aware that next Monday 18th March there is a talk on `The Butterley Company 1790-2009 the Rise and Fall of an Industrial Superstar` to be held at The Hayes Centre in Swanwick?
Promoted by the FCC...full details on their website www.cromfordcanal.org.uk
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Posted: 11/03/2013 20:54:54
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I'm going... Blush IP: 82.69.11.61
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Posted: 13/03/2013 13:40:51
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Sorry stuck in Preston that night... Mon night is my usual sstay over up there. Sad

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Posted: 28/05/2014 22:16:07
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Have just heard from the Golden Valley Light Railway that 'travellers' have occupied the old Butterley Works site. Thumb Down Thumb Down Thumb Down

I wonder if they have yet met the neighbours from Butterley Hall?
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Posted: 29/05/2014 00:04:06
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NickPeak wrote:

Have just heard from the Golden Valley Light Railway that 'travellers' have occupied the old Butterley Works site. Thumb Down Thumb Down Thumb Down

I wonder if they have yet met the neighbours from Butterley Hall?


I'm sure that Butterley Hall is aware, and it would take a lot of travellers to occupy the site, is Billy Bush (or his descendants) still the biggest dealer in the area?, I'm sure he will know the score

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Posted: 19/09/2014 14:48:03
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Any news on who currently owns the site? You all seem to be very up to date with everything?

Thanks
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Posted: 04/01/2015 21:35:06
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Don't know who owns the site but there has been a full time security guard + dog on the site for several months. Not stopped the windows being broken on old office block/ pattern shop, and the medical centre next door to it.Cursing IP: 82.15.14.8
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Posted: 09/05/2015 21:42:07
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Noticed that site is now up for sale, (for sale sign on old medical centre). IP: 82.15.14.8
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