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Friday, September 14, 2012

Heart of the Shires to Weedon Bec

2.3 miles, 1 hour 10 minutes, 0 locks.

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Weedon Bec

Another short journey today. “George & Mary” the original Royalty Class pair, we said a quick hello to Tim and his wife, and discovered we will be seeing them at the Village at War weekend.

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We moored up at Weedon Bec, and just alongside where we moored was this notice.

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Nice of them to put on a village fete for us to visit tomorrow. After lunch we walked into Weedon Bec. We walked to the aqueduct over Church Street and then pass the church.

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The church as seen through the railway viaduct.

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We love this old building, the windows are very old.

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The Plume of Feathers is up for sale.

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Handy “One Stop” shop.

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The Maltsers Arms.

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The playing field behind the village hall where the village fete will be held tomorrow.

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from here the buildings of the Royal Ordnance Depot can be seen in the background.

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The River Nene flows through the village.

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Some of the original barrack homes which have been tastefully converted into apartments.

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The village sign.

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Part of the Royal Ordnance Depot.

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A better view of the depot, showing the buildings either side of the canal arm which used to run directly into the depot from the canal. It now looks like some of the buildings are now being used, with vehicles parked here, and a gatehouse with a man sitting in it.

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The canal portcullis entrance into the depot. The road has cut it off at this point.

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Last time we were here, on the other side of the road stood an industrial estate, which has gone and is now in the process of being replaced by a new housing estate, the road of which takes the original route of the depot arm to the main canal.

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We look forward to visiting the village fete tomorrow, if it fills the field there should be lots there to see.

Keith.

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