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Hi I am Jo…wife, lover, best friend and soulmate to Keith. Lover of all things to do with nature and the canals. I am passionate about the Waterways and its history.

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Monday, 31 October 2011

Who will buy Dover???

Whilst we are in Braunston we took a walk down the locks yesterday and saw Historic Working Boat Dover out on the bank. She has been having some over plating done by the looks of her bottom. Dover was widely publicised on the TV when she was part of a i2i’s documentary series ‘Narrow Boat’ & ‘Narrow Boat Afloat’, in which Alan Herd took Dover a rusting hull and refitted her out then cruised her along the Grand Union Canal, retracing the route she would have used in her working life. Sadly since the program she seems to have spent most of her time up for sale. She is at present on the market for £89,950, having been dropped from the £110,000 she was originally put up for in 2006. I personally feel that historic working boats should stay as working boats, even if they need restoration. I know many have been made into floating homes, but to me they were meant for working and therefore should remain in their working livery. I realise that not everyone will agree with me on this, because I know that for some of the old boats, would no longer be here if they had not changed into floating homes. It is just my opinion.

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