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Police escort through Birmingham ! by Roy  Massicks

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Now the heading has your attention – Over from NZ on our last canal boat holiday we came up through the last of the Farmer’s Bridge flight of locks in the centre of Birmingham to be approached by this rather large and may I say pleasant policeman who admired our narrow boat. Having mentioned that he’d never been on a narrow boat I invited him on board and off we went.
A short while later I noticed two smartly dressed people wearing British Water- ways tags. They looked rather worried to see the policman so I explained that we were being escorted through Birmingham and the policeman told them ’ That’s right, right back to the airport !! ’

FUJI – S5000 at 51mm (7.5), 1/340, f/4.5, iso 200, mode Manual.


  • Jadon
    Jadonover 4 years ago

    Blimey, do they expect a lot of crime on that canal ??LOL….Great shot Roy..

  • Thanks Jason – actually they have done a marvellous job on the

    renovation of the centre of Birmingham and we felt perfectly happy
    to spend two days there. Mind you, we did meet some dubious
    characters in the outer suburbs on the way in and out.

    – Roy Massicks

  • photogaryphy
    photogaryphyover 4 years ago

    Great shot Roy and narrative. I bet he wondered what you were doing when you took his photo?

  • Thank you Gary – yes it makes a change. it’s usually the Police

    taking my photograph !

    – Roy Massicks

  • artwhiz47
    artwhiz47over 4 years ago

    Ah, a story after my own heart… everyday comedy lives! Great shot of an entertaining memory. The re-modelling of Birmingham really is a treat – we expected ‘just another big, dirty city’ & were more than pleasantly surprised!

  • I lived in Birmingham when I was about 8 years old, it was a dirty old city then.

    – Roy Massicks

  • Mark Batten-O'Donohoe
    Mark Batten-O'...over 2 years ago

  • Thank you so much Mark – we had a great time on the canals.

    – Roy Massicks

  • Colin J Williams Photography
    Colin J Willia...over 2 years ago

    This is superb work !! – Colin

  • Many thanks Colin for your kind comment. Hard to believe that wonderful trip was five years ago !

    – Roy Massicks

  • Deborah Lazarus
    Deborah Lazarusover 2 years ago

    Wonderful work !!! Bravo!!!
    Your host, Deb
    April 23, 2012

  • Thank you so much Deborah – I think the main reason I took this photo was the lovely artwork on the boat.

    – Roy Massicks

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