''6 blokes on the roof of a day boat with about 12 more folk inside, rocking it from side to side. It was going over at a heck of an angle, and was very slow to right. They disappeared round the corner, and when we followed a few minutes later there were a lot of wet people on the tow path. A dog walker explained that it went so far over they all fell off the roff, and relieved of the weight the boat shot back upright and threw everyone inside on the floor, along with all the food and drink. We told the boatyard about it as we passed later on, they said there were only 6 people on the boat when it set out, but they were a bit damp when they returned it.''
''As a child living near to the cut at Great Barr, seeing the fish at the bottom of a lock, waiting for the water to come back in - amazing site.''