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Graham



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PostPosted: Sun Jul 12, 2015 10:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

As there doesn't seem to be any more information forthcoming on the SVR ownership of the Arley Ferry, I might as well join with the Facebook discussion.
I don't get the refusal to even look at Facebook either.
As I understand it, anyone, whether they are signed up to Facebook or not, can look at Public Groups' pages.
Facebook does not collect any information about who is looking at these pages and they don't carry out psychological experiments on these anonymous people or pass their details on to burglars or the DWP.

The membership of this forum is around 6% of the SVR membership.
The Users On Line count is generally about half and half members and guests.
This forum is clearly not reaching the masses as it should. Facebook goes some way to filling the gap.
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Robin



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PostPosted: Sun Jul 12, 2015 1:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Like some others, I am happy to read Facebook pages when they are brought to my attention, but have no particular wish to have a Facebook account. My question is, can anyone confirm why the unofficial SVR Facebook Group cannot be read without a Facebook login?

- Is it deliberately restricted to a particular group of individuals? In which case it is not a Public Group.

- Or is it meant to be readable (but not editable) by anyone, like this forum? In which case can the Group administrators please amend the settings so the general public can view it without logging in.

I've no information on ownership, but desperately trying to stay somewhere near topic, my last memory of Arley Ferry was crossing it with a couple of mates on the way home from a cycle ride. It was almost my very last memory; a few minutes later I collided with a car. Or so I am told - I can't remember anything between cycling up the hill out of Arley and waking up with concussion about four hours later. Anyone else remember the ferry in service?
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 12, 2015 1:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've PM'd one of the admins on Facebook with a link to the questions here.

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PostPosted: Sun Jul 12, 2015 1:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

As an experiment, I logged out of Facebook and clicked on the link in my first post.
I got the "You need to be logged in to continue" message. I got the same trying to access https://www.facebook.com/
That's a new one on me, I'm sure I've looked at Facebook in the past when not logged in, they must have changed the rules.
I suppose the answer is to create an account with a false name and email address.
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 12, 2015 2:24 pm    Post subject: Arley Ferry Reply with quote

To Robin

Sometime in 1963 my twin brother and I, as scouts, went on a hike towards our Queen Scout badge. We started out at Rhydd Covert (I think that's the correct spelling) then a Scout Camp, now the Safari Park and hiked through Bewdley area to Arley, over the river by ferry and back down to Bewdley. We travelled from home (Erdington, Birmingham) to Bewdley and back by Midland Red bus.

I think I still have my log some where, including a rather crude sketch of the ferry.

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PostPosted: Sun Jul 12, 2015 2:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Rhydd Covert is still a Scout camp.
It's one of the short cuts I use occasionally when cycling home from work.

http://www.rhyddcovert.org.uk/
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 12, 2015 4:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks like I have 10 photos of the ferry, taken in 2002, 2007 & 2011:-

http://www.sharpos-world.co.uk/cpg/thumbnails.php?search=hampton+loade+ferry&submit=search&album=search&title=on&newer_than=&caption=on&older_than=&keywords=on&type=AND
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 12, 2015 5:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

sharpo wrote:
Looks like I have 10 photos of the ferry, taken in 2002, 2007 & 2011:-

http://www.sharpos-world.co.uk/cpg/thumbnails.php?search=hampton+loade+ferry&submit=search&album=search&title=on&newer_than=&caption=on&older_than=&keywords=on&type=AND


I think that would be Hamton Loade ferry, not Arley ferry. Keep up at the back there. Wink
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 12, 2015 5:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Graham wrote:
As an experiment, I logged out of Facebook and clicked on the link in my first post.
I got the "You need to be logged in to continue" message. I got the same trying to access https://www.facebook.com/
That's a new one on me, I'm sure I've looked at Facebook in the past when not logged in, they must have changed the rules.
I suppose the answer is to create an account with a false name and email address.


I think (hope!) there must be more to it than that. For example, I can happily browse the EMF's Facebook page. Can you try this link while logged out and see if you get in OK?

https://www.facebook.com/ErlestokeManorFund

(Edit: The page says you have to log in to "connect with", but that doesn't appear to stop you browsing)
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 12, 2015 6:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Robin wrote:
sharpo wrote:
Looks like I have 10 photos of the ferry, taken in 2002, 2007 & 2011:-

http://www.sharpos-world.co.uk/cpg/thumbnails.php?search=hampton+loade+ferry&submit=search&album=search&title=on&newer_than=&caption=on&older_than=&keywords=on&type=AND


I think that would be Hamton Loade ferry, not Arley ferry. Keep up at the back there. Wink


Hung drawn & quartered on that one - obviously not paying attention, am I???

I know Hampton Loade was mentioned in the original post.....
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 12, 2015 6:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Robin wrote:
Graham wrote:
As an experiment, I logged out of Facebook and clicked on the link in my first post.
I got the "You need to be logged in to continue" message. I got the same trying to access https://www.facebook.com/
That's a new one on me, I'm sure I've looked at Facebook in the past when not logged in, they must have changed the rules.
I suppose the answer is to create an account with a false name and email address.


I think (hope!) there must be more to it than that. For example, I can happily browse the EMF's Facebook page. Can you try this link while logged out and see if you get in OK?

https://www.facebook.com/ErlestokeManorFund

(Edit: The page says you have to log in to "connect with", but that doesn't appear to stop you browsing)


If I can see the page, then everybody can!
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http://www.sharpos-world.co.uk/blog/

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PostPosted: Sun Jul 12, 2015 6:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That's strange.
I can see the EMF page when logged out, although I don't get the search box at the top, so I'm more or less stuck on that page.
I can't access the Unofficial SVR page though. There must be something different in the two groups' settings.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 13, 2015 7:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Back to the original subject;

I spoke to the woman who lives in the house in Bewdley that has got the remains of the Arley Ferry in the garden.
She said the SVR considered buying the ferry, but either couldn't afford it or chose not to buy it.
After it was abandoned and sunk at Bewdley, someone, I'm not sure if it was the local council or STW, insisted that it was removed as there was a danger it could break free and damage the bridge during a flood.
Her husband offered to help cut it up and remove it on condition that he could keep a piece.
That's how the sharp end of the boat ended up in their garden.
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PostPosted: Fri May 06, 2016 8:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Undated postcard of Arley Ferry on facebook. It's on an open group so should be viewable by anyone. Let me know if it's not.
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=966169243498392&set=pcb.1005245739568943&type=3&theater
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 01, 2016 6:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Another one for those who are interested.

https://www.facebook.com/STOURPORTPAST/photos/a.163681577017370.66775.162591650459696/1154040254648159/?type=1&theater
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