Bunting on a narrow boat, Stratford-upon-Avon © 2012 admin. All rights reserved.

35. soa 2: by the water

54, Stratford-upon-Avon
54, Stratford-upon-Avon

The river Avon, at Stratford, has very special memories for me. It was there, at the tender age of just 15, that I met Mr C. He was an older man (19) and working on an ice cream boat, selling cornets to OAPs. He even had his own car – an A reg Ford Fiesta, with go-faster stripes. I was studying for my GCSE’s by day and walking around town at the weekends, wearing a sandwich board (I kid you not), handing out leaflets for a gentleman’s designer clothes shop, to earn a bit of cash.

Ducks, Stratford-upon-Avon
Ducks, Stratford-upon-Avon

Nearly 16 years later, the river and the canal is still where we spend most of our time when visiting Stratford; walking the same paths and reminiscing about the old days, feeling very nostalgic. Happy times.

Feeding the ducks, Stratford-upon-Avon
Feeding the ducks, Stratford-upon-Avon
Lock 54, Stratford-upon-Avon
Lock 54, Stratford-upon-Avon
An evening stroll, Stratford-upon-Avon
An evening stroll, Stratford-upon-Avon

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