Tuesday, 18 November 2014

Spot the boat...


Love it or hate it, Are-Jay Bargie is here to stay and the milder weather has lengthened their trading season too. The ice-cream boat was given retrospective planning permission three years ago, having already traded from this mooring for two years on a British waterways permit. Councillors unanimously agreed that "well-maintained, single, 'traditional-style' trading boats should be allowed" at this spot, which is right in the heart of Saltaire, just in front of the church. I know many people find it very appealing and it perhaps brings visitors down to the canal. I was a bit surprised, however, to see how many 'add-ons' (sweet machines, menu boards and suchlike) have appeared lately - so that it gets a little difficult to spot the traditional boat underneath it all. Ho hum....

7 comments:

  1. Hi Jenny - can see the reason for your "Ho Hum" ... rather gaudy ... I think the older version might have been more in keeping ... still it's attracting people ... you will see what happens - still it was a surprise to me to see it here .. cheers Hilary

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  2. I see what you mean. Possibly a good idea, but be wary of the tacky factor.

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  3. ah yes...I see your point. I can't see the charm at all!

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  4. Not sure - looks a bit out of place.

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  5. It looks a bit like a cargo ship now!

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