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Folklore: Foxton Locks - UK

Leadfingers 11 Jan 07 - 09:35 AM
Geoff the Duck 11 Jan 07 - 11:47 AM
Scrump 11 Jan 07 - 12:04 PM
Leadfingers 11 Jan 07 - 12:22 PM
GUEST,neovo 12 Jan 07 - 03:55 AM
GUEST,Cratchcover 12 Jan 07 - 04:10 AM
GUEST,Neovo 12 Jan 07 - 04:37 AM
Essex Girl 12 Jan 07 - 08:49 AM
Leadfingers 12 Jan 07 - 09:14 AM
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Subject: Folklore: Foxton Locks - UK
From: Leadfingers
Date: 11 Jan 07 - 09:35 AM

The pub at the bottom of the Foxton Flight (Bridge 61) in Leicestershire is re-opening on the 16th of February (Friday) with an informal acoustic evening featuring Mr David Blagrove and a number of other assorted singers and musicians , of whom I will be one .
The beer is good , the location is good and the music and song will be as good as we can make it !
The landlord (Tony Matz) is extremely Folk Friendly and can be contacted on 0116 2792285 .


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Subject: RE: Folklore: Foxton Locks - UK
From: Geoff the Duck
Date: 11 Jan 07 - 11:47 AM

If I could get there by plane, I'd be inclined...
;@} (canal joke)
Quack!
GtD.


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Subject: RE: Folklore: Foxton Locks - UK
From: Scrump
Date: 11 Jan 07 - 12:04 PM

There must be a joke about Folk Lock in there somewhere, but I can't think of it.


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Subject: RE: Folklore: Foxton Locks - UK
From: Leadfingers
Date: 11 Jan 07 - 12:22 PM

Nice one Geoff !!!
For the uninitiated , Foxton USED to have a thing called an Inclined Plane , which bypassed the flight of locks in about a third of the time !


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Subject: RE: Folklore: Foxton Locks - UK
From: GUEST,neovo
Date: 12 Jan 07 - 03:55 AM

and which only worked for a very short time before becoming obsolete. I'm not sure it took much less time to take a pair up the hill than taking them up the locks and there's no point taking a wide boat up because you can't then get it down Watford!

Back to the 16 Feb - can anybody join in?


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Subject: RE: Folklore: Foxton Locks - UK
From: GUEST,Cratchcover
Date: 12 Jan 07 - 04:10 AM

Staircase locks are most time-efficient when boats follow in the same direction, but it's still slower as the lift could take a motor and butty together. The thing that killed it was that there was an extra charge for the lift.

I thought the Foxton Locks reopened last year, or does it shut for the winter? You wouldn't want to try a session there on a summer Saturday lunchtime!


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Subject: RE: Folklore: Foxton Locks - UK
From: GUEST,Neovo
Date: 12 Jan 07 - 04:37 AM

As I understand it the pub that used to be called Bridge 61 is now in the hands of BW and their brewery partners - is that Scottish and Newcastle or whatever they are called this week - and called The Foxton Locks. Tony Matts has opened his own pub across the way in one of the buildings he actually owns on the site and this is called Bridge 61.


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Subject: RE: Folklore: Foxton Locks - UK
From: Essex Girl
Date: 12 Jan 07 - 08:49 AM

Terry, are Tony & Pearl going and will there be accommodation on any of the boats? I really enjoyed Foxton when I came up with Dave on a couple of occasions and wouldn't mind coming along again. Dave would have loved to have seen Bridge 61 reborn!


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Subject: RE: Folklore: Foxton Locks - UK
From: Leadfingers
Date: 12 Jan 07 - 09:14 AM

To the best of my knowledge , any one wanting to join in will be welcome , though it would probably be a good idea to call Tony Matz to confirm ! Thats why I put the land line number up !
And Admiral and Mrs Admiral are intending to be there !


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Subject: RE: Folklore: Foxton Locks - UK
From: Ruth Archer
Date: 12 Jan 07 - 09:44 AM

I love Foxton - lived nearby for ages and don't live all that far away now...fond memories of my young daughter accidentally swan-diving into the towpath mud, and virtually having to have her hosed down when we got to Bridge 61! The staff were very kind and accommodating, and dried out her coat and trousers on the radiator while we drank Everard's Christmas ale...

Unfortunately the 16th is the first night of Cheltenham festival - but have a lovely time, all who are going!


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Subject: RE: Folklore: Foxton Locks - UK
From: Leadfingers
Date: 13 Jan 07 - 07:20 AM

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From: Leadfingers
Date: 15 Jan 07 - 07:21 AM

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Subject: RE: Folklore: Foxton Locks - UK
From: GUEST,Val
Date: 15 Jan 07 - 04:33 PM

Good lord! So glad I got round to reading mudcat.

We have a boat based at M Harborough and will be on it at Foxton on 16th. What a coincidence. We spent many a drunken evening in Bridge 61 last summer. Played a lot of melodeon in there too. Yes they are folkie-friendly. Beer is very good.

Really hope we aren't barred though. We ended up with Tony's barman on our boat stranded in floods north of Leicester in October and he missed two days of work.....Tony wasnt pleased.
Vx


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Subject: RE: Folklore: Foxton Locks - UK
From: Leadfingers
Date: 16 Jan 07 - 04:35 PM

It should be a good evening Val - and I hope Tony doesnt bear a grudge !


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Subject: RE: Folklore: Foxton Locks - UK
From: GUEST,Val
Date: 16 Jan 07 - 04:49 PM

Ok see you there then. Is it a session ? Shall I bring my box? Can I be one of the assorted musicians? I run sessions in pubs in Sheffield, so I am an old hand at this sort of thing.Vx


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Subject: RE: Folklore: Foxton Locks - UK
From: Leadfingers
Date: 16 Jan 07 - 07:20 PM

The Charity evenings we did at Bridge 61 in the Old Days were a mix of 'Singaround' and 'Session' and I gather this is NOT going to be at all 'Formal' .


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Subject: RE: Folklore: Foxton Locks - UK
From: Leadfingers
Date: 18 Jan 07 - 07:18 AM

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Subject: RE: Folklore: Foxton Locks - UK
From: Leadfingers
Date: 19 Jan 07 - 10:35 PM

By the way , I have mentioned this to a few Leicestershire Folkies


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