We interrupt this picture gallery to bring you another image from our assemblage of cats which, as you may have gathered feature heavily on this site for some obscure reason best known only to a feline mind. This one is Lizzie the Layabout, not to be confused with Maisie the Minx who is also black. The difference between them is they both look the same. But no, this is defintely Our Lizzie getting to grips with the hectice pace of life here at Drovers Barn. Exactly five days and seventeen hours after I took this shot she still hadn't moved. She is looking at a mouse. Either we have to buck up or she does. I suspect it's us.
Meanwhile, back to the image gallery ...
Black Country Radio www.blackcountryradio.co.uk has come a long way since its formative years in the back of a church in Storurbidge. These state of the art facilities are all now housed within the Resonance building at Brierly Hill Waterfront, an educational facility for the next generation of musicians, entertainers and producers. Images as at August 2021. www.resonance-edu.org
GF aboard nb Amsterdam exits Gloucester Lock and heads upstream on the East Parting of the River Severn, circa 2005. Amsterdam is a former LMS (London Midland & Scottish) 'station boat' that was held 'on station' at railway/canal interchanges. She was converted around early-mid 1990s to a tug at 59'6" overall length and since registered as a Historic Vessel. Powered by an extremely rare Baudouin DB2 twin-cylinder 6 litre diesel engine delivering optimum power - and monster torque - at a lowly 550rpm. Sold in 2012 by GF ahead of his move to the Welsh border (being far too big and deep for the nearby Monmouthshire & Brecon Canal); now believed residing somewhere on the Middle Level Navigations in the east of England. A fabulous vessel, sadly missed. Image: Chris Witts, author.