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The 1982 Canal Holidays

Christmas 1982

5. - The River Wey, from Guildford to Weybridge.

This was our first and only attempt at a short term winter hire break. The crew was Neil, Linda and John Rushbrook. The boat "Guildford Knight" was hired from Guilford Boat house just after Christmas 1982. The Wey was virtually in flood and the Thames had red boards up, so we could not go out. Poor old John fell in approaching a lock and got frozen! One of the Wey locks had been damaged and we were held up for half a day while the Wey crew refitted the gate. Much time spent at the Anchor pub at Pryford. The gas ran out one night and the spare bottle was empty! We ended up bringing the boat back early and got a partial refund! This was the start at a few aborted attempts of winter boating!


River Wey Navigation. Weybridge Town Lock.

River Wey Navigation.

River Wey Navigation.

River Wey Navigation. Thames Lock (shut to hire boats - we were luck to get out of Weybridge Town Lock!)

River Wey Navigation. Weybridge Town Lock.

River Wey Navigation. Coxes Mill and lock.

River Wey Navigation. Coxes Mill.

River Wey Navigation. Coxes Mill and lock.

River Wey Navigation. New Haw Lock, before the surviving turf side was filled in.

River Wey Navigation. New Haw Lock.

River Wey Navigation. New Haw Lock.

River Wey Navigation. New Haw.

Pryford Lock. River Wey Navigation.

River Wey Navigation. "The Anchor" pub at Pyrford.

River Wey Navigation. Pyrford Lock.

Bower's Lock. River Wey Navigation.

1982 Holidays have ended. Index.

 


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