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Monthly:July 2017

Final week of the tour!

Over the last 14 weeks we’ve experienced a lot of what the original trainees would have gone through; stemming up, breasting up, learning to splice ropes, steering round sharp bends … and lots of modern day trainees have joined us throughout the journey too. There are still a few opportunities to join us as we continue back to London. We now find ourselves with just three performances left: this coming Monday and Tuesday at the Rising Sun, Berkhampsted, and our final […]

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 “TENCH” and her owner, Alex Bennett

As we recently went to the historic boat rally in Braunston with Tench we thought it would be a good time to tell you a bit more about the 80 yr old boat and her owner, Alex Bennett. She began life in 1936 in Cheshire. Built by W.J. Yarwood and Sons Ltd., at Northwich for the North West fleet of Fellows Morton and Clayton (FMC) at Saltley. She started work in September 1936 powered by a 9hp single cylinder Bolinder engine, […]

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