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Birmingham Canal Museum Do we need one can we get one? Have a look and complete the survey to give your views. If you are organizing a UK canal or river event that you would like added to this list please let me know.

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- Wareham River Frome at Wareham
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Quote of the day No 387

Sunday 26 April 2015

“I can remember him sitting there at the desk while I played the clavichord, or read or did my sewing” Angela recalls. “First he would write up the day’s log and then, referring to its earlier entries, he would begin to type his book. He typed fast with two fingers.

“Most of it was stored in his head. He used to get stuck from time to time and I can still see him during these moments, sitting there, at his little desk, hunched over the typewriter chain-smoking, lighting one cigarette after another until suddenly the words flowed again. Every evening he would read me what he’d written. It really was excellent, I remember thinking. I was struck by the beauty of his prose. Very occasionally I would make a tiny suggestion or criticism but they were not well received. You know. I never thought, delightful as it all sounded, that it would ever be published. I never told Tom this, of course, but I just couldn’t believe that other people would be as captivated as we were by the business of chugging up and down the canals. How wrong I was."

Ian Mackersey - Tom Rolt and the Cressy Years

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