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I have been thinking about the misconception that you have to be sociable to be an estate agent. I am slightly autie, and I don’t enjoy socialising at all. Nobody would ever call me sociable. I kind of want to be around people, but group situations are too hard to cope with, and I avoid […]

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Here’s a simple step-by-step guide to selling a house in England. This does not pretend to be a comprehensive guide. I’d just like to run through a few basics to help to orient you as you proceed along this rather overwhelming journey! These steps are listed in chronological order. 1) Talk to your existing lender […]

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This history is a new project – do come back later to see what I have added! The Canal The Bridgewater Canal opened in 1761 and is often named as England’s first canal. It was an entirely man-made cut, built to transport coal from the Duke’s collieries in Worsley into Manchester. It was named after […]

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In the years I have been running my canalside property pages, my most requested canalside property, without a doubt, is a plot of land where a boat can be moored. There are hundreds, if not thousands of you, who share that dream. I always list canalside land on my Mailing Lists and on my Canalside Homes Facebook group if […]

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This page will point you in the direction of the information you may need when buying a canalside property. How can I find a canalside home? There is no single central portal for sourcing canalside homes. Without doubt the best place to find them is the Facebook group ‘Canalside Homes‘ which shares canalside property for […]

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Valentine postcard showing Gibraltar and Yew Tree Cottage in 1914 In the 1770s when the Staffordshire and Worcestershire Canal was built, Kinver was already an important town with a busy ironworks and an established woollen industry. To the east of the town the River Stour swept around Dunsley hill, and the canal was dug to […]

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