Monday, September 24, 2012

Green Cans in Stratford

While visiting Stratford-Upon-Avon in England earlier this year,
I had the pleasure of meeting Nick Birch and seeing his operation there along the river Avon. 
The boats were all very impressive in an English sort of way
(which means there was more wood, higher quality, and I was jealous).
Before we started looking at boats, we got a quick tour of the workshop.
There were many familiar tools and lots of the same hardware you'd see in other places, and then I spotted this large collection of green cans.

Visiting a place like Stratford can be humbling to a guy from California - there's so much history.  Nick told me that the cans were for storing various nuts, bolts, screws, and other items.  Each can was marked with numbers identifying its contents.
Some of these cans date back to before World War II.


To see the gondola in Stratford, check out
"Meeting the Corelli Gondola in Stratford"

some of the other boats can be seen in
"Rowboats in Shakespeare Coutry".

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