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Coals to Newcastle

A genuine working barge bringing salt to Droitwich from around the world. It is destined to be poured into that recreation of a Salt store that is is next to the lady standing in the midle of the boat. It will be mixed with Droitwich salt and is all part of the celebration of the canal ring breing restored and the Salt History of the town 

Coals to Newcastle

A genuine working barge bringing salt to Droitwich from around the world. It is destined to be poured into that recreation of a Salt store that is is next to the lady standing in the midle of the boat. It will be mixed with Droitwich salt and is all part of the celebration of the canal ring breing restored and the Salt History of the town 

comments (14)

  • sherri
  • Little Rock, Arkansas, USA
  • 15 Jun 2018, 02:36
a lovely scene, but the dappled sunlight on the grass is a wonderful element in this image
Bill Phillips: Thank you Sheri. I think I overdid the colour a bit though grin
  • Martine
  • France
  • 15 Jun 2018, 05:14
Jolie péniche, c'est jour de fête.
Bill Phillips: We cwlwbrate our salt history Martine. In its heyday a lot was exported to France where you know about good food
Narrowboats!!! And now you're conjuring up memories of a certain series on SALT a few years back. HA!
Bill Phillips: This is the real thing Ginnie
  • Astrid
  • Nederland
  • 15 Jun 2018, 06:37
I think this is the frist narrow boat barge I see with goods. Love all the green here and the shadows on the grass. This looks like a wonderful celebration, Bill.
Bill Phillips: This is the real deal Astrid. The salt display is now in the heritage centre and is rather impressive
  • Alan
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 15 Jun 2018, 06:39
A very colourful event to mark the town's history. Good to see that there are still working narrowboats; I'm sure more could be made of our waterways.
Bill Phillips: If I recall correctly this one had travelled down from Cheshire and is the real thing
  • Chris
  • Not Nowhere
  • 15 Jun 2018, 06:53
And just look at the lovely vibrant colours of this paradise on earth..
Bill Phillips: You can appreciate why I am so reluctant ever to tear myself away from this place
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 15 Jun 2018, 06:56
I thought Droitwich brought the salt to the world. What a bunch of colourful narrowboats. A great celebration!
Bill Phillips: It was a major industry here for many years but Brine could not compete against rock salt. However, it is being produced again now on a small scale and it is like no other salt I have ever tasted
  • gutteridge
  • Somewhere in deep space
  • 15 Jun 2018, 08:35
I can just imagine this vessel rounding the cape of good hope.
Bill Phillips: and sinking
  • Richard Trim
  • Suffolk : where the sun rises first in England
  • 15 Jun 2018, 09:49
We use far too much salt nutritionally and in our diet. On the few occasions that I have crisps I eat completely plain crisps... There is that little blue pack of salt in the package for those people who need to have salt.

Aint I smug ….
Bill Phillips: Too much salt is added to industrially produced food, primarily because without it and sugar it would be devoid of any taste. Add some fat to make it addictive and job done. Cheap rubbish for the masses.

Real salt like the sample I gave you has a glorious flavour and a very small amount enhances so many dishes.

All things in moderation comrade
Nicd collection of narrow boats and nice to see a working style boat rather than one that is all cabin.
Bill Phillips: This is a real working boat Brian
Can't fault them for their color sense...
Bill Phillips: Plenty of colour in Droitwich
Like one of those 1930s children's book paintings - or something in an old style railway carriage! Nice one, Bill.
Bill Phillips: Hahahaha I think you are right Tom
  • Bonnie
  • United States
  • 17 Jun 2018, 18:49
You captured so much in one picture...really tells the story. Lovely.
Bill Phillips: Thank you very much Bonnie
I like your greening/brightening here. I also liek the positive feel.
Bill Phillips: It was a good day and I like that we are celebrating our local heritage

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