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coal in london?

As a young woman, who is not much bigger than a bag of coal herself, selling coal in London in 2007, Liz receives a lot of strange looks and comments from people she doesn’t know. For the most part, she has met a lot of good people through her job and after 8 months in the business, it is hard for her to pass a boat on the canals without them saying hello and wondering when she’ll be back with their coal.

coco meets the tube

Coco, the narrow boat, all of the boats have names and it is bad luck to change a name unless you take the boat out of the water first, travels from her home at Three Mills to her new home. Moving day was seen by many of the movers as a good opportunity to bring friends, and drinks, along for help through the locks, moral support on the intimidating Thames and a fun ride. For some at Three Mills, it was their first time driving their boats therefore depending on more experienced neighbors was essential in the planning and moving process.

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