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onetenor
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Forum Posts: 451
5th Jul 2016 16:16  
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Earlier today I mentioned a park in Wallasey that I was taken to to sail boats .It is Central Park .It had a lovely lake but you need RC or waders to recover Or both . Not seen it lately though .Like over 40 yrs ago:tears 😁 😑 Cheers John

mturpin013
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Forum Posts: 68
25th Feb 2018 20:16  
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A lot of parks have now banned model boats in favour of wild life nature reserves, I have this issue with my local park Roundhay Park in Leeds Yorkshire there are two lakes both of which allowed model boats during the 60s/70s and IC at that. Both are now classed as nature reserves. I am in the process of challenging this issue with the local city council as today I am sure that wildlife and model boats (electric and sail) can share the same water space,watch this space.


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kmbcsecretary
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Forum Posts: 211
25th Feb 2018 20:58  
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Good luck with your fight , we at Kingsmill model boat club in Notts sail in a nature reserve and the wildlife don't mind sharing the lake with us and can even at times see some of the wildlife hitching a lift on the boats


Former tug nut now switched to sail because of health
Colin H.
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Forum Posts: 423
25th Feb 2018 21:25  
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Hope you get the result you deserve, I do all my testing on a 28acre weed free lake that is designated a wildlife sanctuary. It is also used by model flying boat club. And have not had any incidents in the twenty years we've been using it. Some bird watchers have even asked if we can carry a camera on the boats to film birds on the water and islands. The birds don't seem to mind.
Cheers Colin.


Fair winds and calm waters,
COLIN.
RNinMunich
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Forum Posts: 2410
26th Feb 2018 21:08  
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Same here in Munich Colin, we happily share the lakes with a myriad of moorhens, ducks, geese and swans. They don't bother us and any idiot that bothers them (esp. with a speed boat) rapidly gets what he deserves from the locals! I'm very pleased to say 😉 have seen some highly 'animated' shall we say 'discussions'! Exit one red faced speed-boater 😊
Greetings, Doug


Young at heart - slightly older in other places 😉 Cheers Doug
Grant me the Serenity to accept things I can't change, - the Courage to change things that I can,
and the Wisdom to know the difference!
onetenor
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Forum Posts: 451
21st Mar 2018 03:15  
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I also used to sail boat at the Captains Pit in Wallasey but I think it is anglers only now.

Westquay
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Forum Posts: 793
18th May 2018 11:25  
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As I've said elsewhere, ignore them and just say, "Prove it", when they say you can't.
My old man always said, "Never ask, boy, the Bas****s always tell you no". Done that all my life. Professional awkward sod, me.
That attitude more often than not scares the Nazis away.

Martin

onetenor
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Forum Posts: 451
18th May 2018 12:09  
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I thought Roundhay was one big lake but have they cleared out all the old ammo the home guard left behind A lot of grenades and pistol and rifle ammo was found when I was lodging by the park in about 1975/6. Apparently dumped by the Home Guard at the end of the war. ||||||||||||||Be careful out there.👍😜

mturpin013
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Forum Posts: 68
18th May 2018 18:33  
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Roundhay park has two lakes , the Waterloo lake (large) and the upper lake which is above to the left in the picture This is where we used to sail along with the paddle boats.

Baggie
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Forum Posts: 35
24th May 2018 07:06  
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We share with our resident Heron. Eaton Park, Norwich


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DennisRobotham
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Forum Posts: 18
26th May 2018 08:01  
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There is no reason why wild life and boaters can exist side by side. We had a similar problem some years ago where we were accused of chasing the wildlife,After explanations to the council that the public were feeding the wildlife all over the place they decided to put in a duck feeding area.. since this... no problem.. stick to your guns, keep on at them. Good luck


Dennis G.V.M.B.C
commodore
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Forum Posts: 7
15th Jun 2018 14:49  
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I always smile when reading of problems with "Councils". Usually it's just some "jobsworth" in a (Parks)department with a personal attitude. We once had general lack of cooperation from one Parks Superintendent who had no time for those "Old Farts" with their toy boats. He was very unpopular and eventually moved on. Life at the pondside was greatly improved.

NPJ
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Forum Posts: 147
8th Aug 2018 03:13  
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Colin H in particular...............

Is your lake 'naturally' weed free or do you manage it?

My local lake is having a load of trouble with weed.

NPJ


NPJ
Colin H.
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Forum Posts: 423
8th Aug 2018 07:07  
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Apart from some blanket weed which floats from the adjoining shall pools during this hot weather the main lake is weed free naturally. You are more likely to hit an inquisitive duck. Cheers Colin.


Fair winds and calm waters,
COLIN.
NPJ
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Forum Posts: 147
12th Aug 2018 06:32  
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This thread has reminded me of times at a lake in Scarborough Park yorkshire.

There used to be boats and aeroplanes with evening shows of battles.

Aeroplanes on wires dropped bombs and ships fired guns etc.

Great stuff.
NPJ


NPJ
RHBaker
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Forum Posts: 111
12th Aug 2018 14:44  
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That was Peasholm Park and I remember them too. According to Google the naval battles still
continue. Must be one of the longest actions in history!

NPJ
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Forum Posts: 147
13th Aug 2018 17:32  
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Great stuff. I will check that out as I would like to take some of the grandchildren for the experience.

cheers.

NPJ


NPJ
RHBaker
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Forum Posts: 111
13th Aug 2018 17:44  
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NPJ, If you do can you post some pictures please?
Many, many years since I was there and would be nice to see it again. Quite a long way from my home in Canada now.

RNinMunich
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Forum Posts: 2410
13th Aug 2018 19:20  
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Bit of trek from Munich as well🤔
Would love to see pics and video Neville👍
Ciao, Doug 😎


Young at heart - slightly older in other places 😉 Cheers Doug
Grant me the Serenity to accept things I can't change, - the Courage to change things that I can,
and the Wisdom to know the difference!
NPJ
(Fleet Admiral!)





Forum Posts: 147
13th Aug 2018 21:47  
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I have tried putting some video through to no avail.
Put Peasholm Park Scarborough UK and there are three videos.

Cheers all.

NPJ


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NPJ
RNinMunich
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Forum Posts: 2410
13th Aug 2018 22:29  
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Have a look here folks! 😉
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sHP7g6QYz7M
and this
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W1Q-y6mTCw8
Commentaries are c++p but the ships are fun 😊😁


Young at heart - slightly older in other places 😉 Cheers Doug
Grant me the Serenity to accept things I can't change, - the Courage to change things that I can,
and the Wisdom to know the difference!
NPJ
(Fleet Admiral!)





Forum Posts: 147
14th Aug 2018 11:00  
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Well that brought back memories from 50 years ago.............

Typically Doug could do it and I could not get the videos up!
Cheers all.

NPJ


NPJ
RNinMunich
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Forum Posts: 2410
14th Aug 2018 11:39  
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No great shakes Neville,
I just Googled 'Peasholm Park Scarborough UK', where I found the videos, as You Tube links. Followed the links and then just copied the You Tube Web addresses into the post. No rocket science!
Happy viewing and reminiscing👍

Odd, in the 50s and early 60s we lived in North Lincolnshire and occasionally went to Scarborough but I never heard of Peasholm Park or the naval battles, Shame 🤔
Cheers, Doug 😎


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Young at heart - slightly older in other places 😉 Cheers Doug
Grant me the Serenity to accept things I can't change, - the Courage to change things that I can,
and the Wisdom to know the difference!
marky
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Forum Posts: 273
14th Aug 2018 14:58  
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Brings back fond memories of summers when me and my brothers trying to sneak in to watch for free ,I'm sure the park is near the cricket ground used to try and sneak in there too ,am sure in the 70s they used to re-enact to some degree the battle of the river plate.
Cheers Marky

mturpin013
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Forum Posts: 68
14th Aug 2018 18:43  
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I also remember this when we holidayed in Scarborough again some 50 years ago, Peasholm Park was in the North bay (posh part) which is quite a way around Marine Drive. I still holiday there in my touring caravan we stay at the a site just above North Bay.

RNinMunich
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Forum Posts: 2410
14th Aug 2018 20:40  
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Correct Marky,
that's why the cruisers were Exeter, Ajax and Achilles.
Wonder what happened to their Graf Spee?
The 'enemy' they have now is more like the Bismarck from the main guns!
Cheers, Doug 😎


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Young at heart - slightly older in other places 😉 Cheers Doug
Grant me the Serenity to accept things I can't change, - the Courage to change things that I can,
and the Wisdom to know the difference!