Canalway Cavalcade 2017 Day #1

A quick post as already done one this eve re the Floating Pocket Park! Here’s a selection of pics from the first day of the Bank Holiday weekend festival at Little Venice. The first pic is six narrow boats all meeting in the pool – all going different ways – good job someone decided to put that boat roundabout there! […]

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Divers at Floating Pocket Park

General view of the Floating Park Saturday 29 April 2017 Sign warning of divers at work! Divers were at the Floating Pocket Park this weekend, on what is clearly a difficult job. Getting the modular pontoon floats in position ready to be pulled underwater. Their task is to place more pontoon floats underneath those already in place, to force the […]

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Floating Pocket Park progress

Several days ago I wrote of the Floating Park in Paddington – that there seemed to be some issues with the pontoons & weight mass which was causing everything to go uneven. I revisited the basin this evening and it seems some of the problems have been sorted although barely any part of the floating park is level still. Barely […]

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A floating mess at Paddington?

General view of the uncompleted floating gardens looking towards Edgware Road. In September last year plans were announced for London’s first Floating Gardens to be based on the canal in Paddington right by where the basin meets Edgware Road. Have you heard about the plans for a floating garden on the canal at Paddington Basin? https://t.co/U1EXjPutzJ pic.twitter.com/1S4lQIIPMX — Merchant Square […]

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Tweets on Paddington’s Floating Pocket Park

Have you heard about the plans for a floating garden on the canal at Paddington Basin? https://t.co/U1EXjPutzJ pic.twitter.com/1S4lQIIPMX — Merchant Square (@merchantsqevent) September 9, 2016 Setting up for @BelgraveComms second exhibition of the week. This one is a floating garden in the Paddington Basin pic.twitter.com/nq1LvnRx6L — Nick Dines (@NickDines78) September 14, 2016 London's first floating park plans approved https://t.co/TFzjXut4ok — […]

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Browning never dreamt up ‘Little Venice’

The Robert Browning/Little Venice thingy is a myth that’s been too long perpetuated. Any poet needing credit it should be Lord Byron but that was only the word ‘Venice’ for the canals in London’s W2 and W9. Anyone (inc Canal & River Trust) who claim Browning coined the name Little Venice are just so wrong. Its what these days one […]

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Aickman in Gower Street

Robert Fordyce Aickman was instrumental in setting up the IWA (Inland Waterways Association) at Gower Street, WC1E 6HB. On Aickman’s 101st birthday in 2016 a plaque was put on the wall of his London home. David Suchet (TV’s Poirot) unveiled the plaque donated by the IWA. As well as being a waterways campaigner Aickman was a noted author who specialised […]

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Finding your Feet

A new British movie starring Imelda Staunton, Celia Imrie, Timothy Spall, David Hayman, Joanna Lumley. Filming took place in daytime and evening along Blomfield Road 21 and 24 November 2016. Some of us (including moi!) at first thought it was more filming for Paddington Bear 🙂 We start with a few tweets from John Sachs on the first days of filming […]

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Paddington Bear Movie at Little Venice #3

Big film crew in Little VeniceSee if I can get a walk on part 😏 pic.twitter.com/vgQj4v82yi — steve stringer (@stringalingcpfc) November 8, 2016 🎥 #Paddington 2 #London 🎥#crew #cranes #cameras #zipwires #moviemaking #Filmmaking #movie #film #moviemagic #paddingtonbear ❤️ #londonlife pic.twitter.com/b9hjfgMmcJ — Dainesie Girl 🐝 (@DebDaines) November 9, 2016 For anyone around #London #LittleVenice you might find this guy being filmed […]

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