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Message posted by Colin2127/9/2019 at 1:59pm
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Quote: Originally posted by Mike3003 on 27/9/2019
Quote: Originally posted by 664DaveS on 27/9/2019
One of the things we like about being on site is lack of light pollution. We have just returned from France where site lights were low and we could enjoy clear starlit nights.
Its spoiled if someone has to install their mini light show!



Yep, agree. 👍



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Message posted by towedyears28/9/2019 at 4:53pm
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Yep me too. The best light show of all is a clear starlit night. Camping and caravanning is the perfect way to explore our fantastic world and marvel at all it has to offer. There are those that sneer at c and c pursuits as inferior to hotels. We love our 4 & 5 star hotels in various countries but that special experience camping under the stars with the sounds of nature are magical. Road and transport noise combined with light pollution spoil it. The C&C Club so I am told used to have a feast of lanterns events I am not sure if they still do. I can appreciate lights are all about types and place of use some ok others are not. Lets all enjoy the great outdoors.

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Quote: Originally posted by towedyears on 28/9/2019
The C&C Club so I am told used to have a feast of lanterns events I am not sure if they still do.



Yes they do. but relax, it was last weekend!

(It's never appealed to me anyway)

Message posted by towedyears28/9/2019 at 6:23pm
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Cheers hacksaw bob for the info I note you live in w mids and your flag. I only found out what the flag was last weekend I was out walking the towpath in Brewood and the flag was on a boat. I asked the boats skipper and he explained the chain symbol and the connection with the Titanic. You may will be aware a statue of the captain of the Titanic stands in the park. Thanks for your update.

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Sorry Hacksawbob I failed to say Lichfield park oops

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Message posted by Hacksaw Bob28/9/2019 at 9:27pm
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Yes, Captain Smith's statue in Beacon Park in the centre of Lichfield.

Seems his home town of Hanley wasn't keen on it and there was also some opposition in Lichfield.

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I think I have heard his home town now want it back. Strange folk us humans ashamed because of tragedy then proud because of a film. I did see a documentary on TV that suggested that the coal bins may of been burning weakening the ships hull. It also suggested the captain was taking a short cut. It suggested this may of been prompted for the glory of a fast crossing or a need to land and fight the fire. At least with a cruise on the canal ice bergs are far away but land is extremely close. Oh yes and you can fly your own flag.   

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Not on flashing flagpoles I hope

Message posted by towedyears29/9/2019 at 11:04am
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Thankfully no flashing allowed. PS. Bob61 I checked out your Napton site I have travelled the canal there a couple of times. I do have to admit I had my little union jack flying from the tiller. Boating on the canal is said to be the quickest way to slow down. Best regards.

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Looks like someone at BBC News has picked up on our comments about the Titanic

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Message posted by towedyears29/9/2019 at 6:29pm
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I think the west Mids is getting famous with the Peeky Blinders bringing tourism. Wait till they taste the faggots n paes. My old neighbours are Dandy of black country night out fame. Bostin.

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First Officer of RMS Titanic was William McMaster Murdoch, he came from Dalbeattie, in Dumfries & Galloway. No statue there, but info at the Museum & 4th years at the High School compete for the Murdoch Memorial Prize. D&G Council has policies in place that protect the valued dark skies by limiting street lighting in the countryside, so it's a great area for camping & star gazing, the "Blackpool Illuminations" awning that we're discussing would be visually intrusive in that setting.

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Quote: Originally posted by towedyears on 29/9/2019
Thankfully no flashing allowed. PS. Bob61 I checked out your Napton site I have travelled the canal there a couple of times. I do have to admit I had my little union jack flying from the tiller. Boating on the canal is said to be the quickest way to slow down. Best regards.



Ok...it was the Dog Lane Fishery campsite I was at. A very nice site with a little cafe for fantastic breakfasts. I think it has two or three fishing lakes although I am not into that so didn't take much notice of those but a pleasant walk around them it seemed. The village has some history to it and a shop and post office that also has a little cafe...but the coffee was tepid and didn't reach the top of the mug - lol. A short walk through the village takes you to a very interesting pub alongside the canal called The Folly Inn. It gets very busy in the evenings though and many people were having to drink and eat in the marquees outside, which might be a bit chilly in winter. There is a social club which guests can use apparently but we didn't go in there. Also a windmill and a church on the hill. Nice place and I will be back next year.

There is another campsite on the canal itself called Holt Farm. Has moorings but not a lot there that I could see other than the walk along the towpath to the Folly Inn

Incidentally I was born and dragged up in the East Midlands...Nottinghamshire.

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Message posted by towedyears29/9/2019 at 8:45pm
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Thanks Bob61 Thanks for the review and there was me thinking it was Holt Farm. Hope all goes well on your planned trip for next year. Have a good one.


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