Tuesday, 22 July 2014

A Boaters Town

On her visit to the launderette, she who must be obeyed picked up a very handy map and guide to Atherstone entitles  
Atherstone Welcomes Boaters.

On her way back to Gecko she did some window shopping and found two narrowboats advertised for sale in the window of an estate agent
See the details, bottom left

This is the first time I have ever seen an estate agent selling narrowboats.

Well done Mmark Webster & Co 

How you find details on Rightmove I am not sure as they do not have a property type that includes boats

By the way, I forgot to mention the Atherstone Shrovetide Ball Game. As the name suggests, this is a game involving a ball which takes place in Atherstone on Shrove Tuesday.(Mardi Gras)
There are no teams, no goals and the only rule is that you cannot kick other players. The ball is heavy leather to make it difficult to kick very far.  Watling Street is closed off and the shops are boarded up.  For two hours on that afternoon hundreds of people try to take possession of the ball.  At closing time whoever is in possession wins. And get s to keep the ball.
Seems like a good day for motorists to use the bypass.

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