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for the birds

Fred and Ester, the swans, live under the bridge at the end of the Three Mills mooring. They visit whenever they see people around, in hopes there might be some free handouts. They nest under the bridge each year and introduce their babies to the community. Brian, the worm man, helped Ester when she had her leg stuck in trash underwater and the tide was rising up around her. Their bridge is included in the plans for construction.

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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