Monday, January 07, 2008

A Titanic Disaster?

Hot News! Tomorrow evening - Tuesday 8th January at 6 p.m.- one of Epiphany's "half-sisters" will be on the Telly. Animal Park, BBC2's nightly popular series from Longleat will include the boats that Colecraft built for them at the same time as they were fabricating ours. As the trailer says: "The first new tigers in 18 years are released into Longleat safari park, and Lord Bath takes the helm of two new boats on the lake. But will it end in a titanic disaster?"

Come to think of it, the picture above shows how easily Lord Bath's dreams could have been demolished by Epiphany, even before they were launched last April. You will see that the Bath tubs are on a slightly different scale to the narrowboat we are used to.

And if that connection wasn't enough, our Canal Boat magazine landed in our post box today, and there on the front cover is "Aethelburh" - Queen of Wessex. John and Barbara's lovely narrowboat was fitted out by Bath Narrowboats on a Colecraft shell, so she is a "younger sister" to Epiphany.

So the family grows. And its a Happy family too. The owners of Lordswood have started BNOA (pronounced "Be - Noah") - Bath Narrowboats Owners Association, and one of the benefits of belonging is a chance to meet up - owners and builders - at the Three Magpies on a Friday afternoon. We hope to be there this week, all being well.

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