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Hmmm, shopping list... 150 million to spend.

Barton to Hickling canal (or Potter bridge bypass with swing bridge next to the fish & Chip shop).

Restore Coltishall lock and re-instate the navigation to where-ever it went before.

Restore Gelderston Lock and as above

Restore Dilham &North Walsham canal and restore nav rights.

Buy dredge and re-open Hoveton Great broad.

Buy Hoveton little broad and dynamite the gates.

Buy Regulo a drink.

Doubt there'll be a lot left after that lot as Ray probably likes expensive drinks.


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A few years back id have gone for the massive house, flashy cars etc but now as i approach my half century id just buy a waterside property in Norfolk with a wet shed for a woodie. Id need Janet Anne and Brundall Navy to assist with the maintenance of the woodie , but that would be cheap as they would just want paying in ice cream and cake.  :default_biggrin:

Id restore all the other woodies that are laying about in desparate need of restoration.  Id also want a connoisseur as they hold very special family holiday memories for me.   Think I'd have to buy a boatyard for all the restored woodies .......  oh and the little Acle Bridge shop because I loved going in there as a kid to buy sweets.  


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MM - I think you estimated budget for all projects is a tad understated - I see from another publication the cost or restoring and reopening just 4 miles of the Cotswold Canal is being budgeted at a mere £24m and just one swing bridge, according to Network Rail, is budgeted at around £40m!!!!

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Marshman, may I remind you of a previous post...

7 hours ago, MauriceMynah said:

I do the Euro Lottery, sometimes that jackpot goes over 150 million. and no, winning that much wouldn't change me, somehow I'd still manage to live beyond my means. :)

A road swing bridge like the one at Winkwell on the Grand Union would be a bit cheaper.

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150,000,000 euro's... I haven't got a clue what I'd do with one million. I don't do the lottery anyway, so it's not a 'problem' that I'll ever have to face. I'm quite happy being a pauper anyway... :6_smile:

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