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Boulters Lock. Maidenhead [Jun. 1st, 2003|12:09 am]
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We took a trip to Boulters Lock in Maidenhead today, specifically to see the weir on the Thames. We ended up seeing much more than that, and amazed ourselves at how much beauty there can be right in the middle of an otherwise busy commercial town.

[ Click here for the full gallery ]

I also took one short movie file (.avi) on my digital camera, to show you what the weir was like.

[ Click here for the video file ] (4.6MB)

Enjoy!! We did! :o)

[User Picture]From: marmalade43
2003-07-28 06:58 pm (UTC)

It's indeed a small world!

Hello! Greetings from El Paso, Texas, USA.

Did you know that running a search for "Boulters Lock" on http://google.com, WEB category, shows this LJ entry at the top of the list? Cool!

I was searching the web for pictures of Maidenhead, in a nostalgic mood after hearing yesterday via e-mail from a neighbor I'd had in Maidenhead in 1960/61 and hadn't heard from since 1963! I lived there because my father was in the US Air Force stationed at High Wycombe, and her father was an American businessman spending a year working in London. We girls were both 17 years old at the time, and certainly did LOVE England!!

I was looking for Boulters Lock especially as my brother at age 15 had his first "job" there. He had great fun helping the lockkeeper guide boats through and running errands for the people in the boats, for free mostly or for whatever they might toss him, as being a foreigner I suppose he shouldn't have been working there at all...

Your photos are wonderful! I am enjoying them so much.

We often motored through Slough, but I remember Slough best for one evening when I, with a friend from Marlow, took a bus there to see Tommy Steele perform at a theatre. Somehow we had gotten third row seats and it was soooo exciting!! :-D

My best to you and your lovely wife! :-)

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