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The Glass Barge Returning to Birmingham

Our summer season is gradually drawing to a close and we are heading back to Birmingham for a Floating Market on 23rd to 25th September. Hopefully the weather will be nice to us that weekend and bring lots of people onto the canal. Today we are in Braunston and have been trading yesterday and today.…
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Fused Glass on the Move

Since leaving the market at Paddington we have been making our way slowly back up the Grand Union Canal. We have stopped to trade on the way at Rickmansworth, Apsley, Berkhamsted, Marsworth, Linslade, Milton Keynes, Stoke Bruerne and Blisworth. We have had all sorts of weather, from scortching hot to torrential rain and high winds,…
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Summer 2013 Cruise

We are out again cruising and selling on the canals, but this time the weather has been glorious sunshine, so far, although, at this very moment, we are having  a summer downpour! We traded in Birmingham last weekend and are now on the Grand Union at Long Itchington, outside The Two Boats pub (actually we personally are inside keeping dry and having…
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The Glass Barge at the Paddington Floating Market

It was good to be in the company of other traders for a while in Paddington. With about 12 boats all together it gave a good feel to the event and there were also food stalls on the bank at the wekend. We understand that this was the first occasion that boats had been in…
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Fused Glass Gallery out and about again

This years cruise started at the end of April. We had hped to get out earlier than that, but having decided to sell our house in Eastbourne, we needed to get that settled before leaving the basin. Completion on the house was 30th March, which was what we had hoped for, but not expected to…
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Winter in the Basin

It has been a very busy winter for us this year. It started with blacking the bottom of Enchanted moon. While on the slipway and under cover we stripped and repainted the roof as well, so it was a hard weeks work. We had help from friends for the first few days, which made a hard dirty…
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Black Country Boating Festival

We finished our summer cruise at the Black Country Boating Festival at Windmill End, Netherton. It was a very busy few days and the sun stayed out most of the time. Friends came to join us the weekend before, to help us through the single locks into Birmingham and back to Hawne Basin. In the…
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The Glass Barge on Facebook

Our summer cruise is going well. Trading was good at the Linslade Canal Festival and we also managed to meet up with old friends for a meal while we were there. Since then we have been at Marsworth Reservoire, Milton Keynes and Stoke Bruerne. I am now trying to post our location on facebook when…
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The Glass Barge Cruising

We have been out on the waterways now since the 2nd week  in June, when friends came to help us down the single locks out of Birmingham, onto the top of the Grand Union Canal. Trading has been good so far at the Two Boats at Long Itchington, on the weekend of 18th, 19th, 20th…
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