Happy Xmas from us at MidlandMallard.
Living on a narrowboat can be a daunting challenge for even the most hardy outdoorsy types but fear not….
Over the past few months I’ve been following the exploits of David Johns, an ex Jounalist who decided to pack it all in and go buy a canal boat to live on.
With no real experience of life on a narrowboat David set about recording (via a series of videos) his experiences from buying a boat to reconditioning a cassette toilet.
During his Vlogs David meticulously explains in his usual engaging manner all of the trials boat life throws at him from lock challenges to tunnel scrapes not to mention the magical chimney submarine.
If you want to know anything about canal boats David will guide you through it with energy and vigour. Check his Vlog out at www.cruisingthecut.co.uk
Thanks my bearded friend Dave Vennor for this great picture of a Shoveler at Sunset…
Keep those Ducks coming Dave great pics! I owe you a cup of tea!
Happy Xmas from Midland Mallard the home of great canal boat holidays.
The Battlefield Line Market Bosworth.
Why not visit Market Bosworth’s old steam train ticket office and book yourself on a journey to Shackerstone. Tickets are around £5 “Bargain!
Below is a picture of the old Victorian train station near Bosworth Marina and beneath that is the still working engine.
Old Steam Train at Market Bosworth…
Shackerstone is known as the home of the Battlefield Line Railway, a preserved steam and diesel museum, that runs trains to Bosworth Battlefield. The railway came to Shackerstone in 1873 and continued providing passenger services until 1931 after which only freight ran on the rails of the Ashby and Nuneaton Joint Railway. The line was finally closed by British Rail in 1970. The Railway society has since restored the station and reopened the line to Shenton Station the terminus for Bosworth Battlefield.