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Chris M Jones

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  1. Yes I've noticed the Harts Hill Iron Co on NUTFIELD's knees and wondered if they were taken from the works on the Pensnett Canal to Northwich by boat. Does anyone know where Yarwood's sourced the iron and steel side and bottom plates for their narrow boats?
  2. Ross's rivets look all done by hand
  3. I remember seeing TOW at Gas Street in the 1970's and remember the well deck was a foot or so longer than WYE, so presumably it had no toilet compartment. I stand to be corrected!
  4. In the WYE boat when at Gloucester Docks, the stove was angled in the usual manner.
  5. Midland Railway at Great Bridge had a boat called VICTORIA DOCK registered with the BCN number 8409. Its hard to make out the words after VICTORIA though - very confusing!
  6. Can anyone make out the names of the boats?
  7. The boats loading small coal at Longford is nothing to do with the gas works situated behind. Longford loading wharf was for Coventry Colliery (also called Keresley Colliery) and boats were only loaded by lorry as shown in one of the pictures.
  8. Drawbridge at Banbury No. 162 was new in November 1930
  9. The Grand Junction Lock is number 100 at Brentford - which was replaced with the double gauging locks that are extant today
  10. My records show Samuel Barlow Coal Co Ltd motor HOOD fleet number 59 was noted as having a Parsons engine extensively refitted from spares valued at £50 on 30th June 1957.
  11. I copied and pasted this from a website years ago. Definitely the same boat.
  12. The caption referred to just said Pulborough Bridge which presumably meant the Swan Bridge rather than Clements Bridge. The main wharf and dock was near to the Swan Bridge.
  13. That image appeared in West Sussex Waterways by P.A.L. Vine plate 105. It was identified as below Pulborough Bridge on the Arun Navigation in 1898 with bargemaster Henry Doick and his sons Percy and Tom on barge No.64.
  14. There are films old and modern demonstrating rivetting on ships, bridges, etc on YouTube which gives some idea of the planning and work involved. From the earliest times holes were usually punched out with hammer and punch then as the industrial revolution really took off during the 19th century it saw the emergence of hole punching machines, hydraulic rivetting then compressed air riveting.
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