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  1. Pete did Bicester ever get taken up to Northwich by the Anderton Ccc ? Please Darren
  2. Looks a bit like Ron Green Alan don’t you think.
  3. And as if by magic this photo popped up on eBay this morning
  4. Wonder what small Woolwich butty this was called. https://m.apolloduck.com/boat/harland-and-wolff-39-cruiser-stern/631492
  5. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/174198400746 Beech up for sale again
  6. The lovely boat Princes Anne up for sale. We fancy this as boat to travel around the northern canals on. https://narrowboats.apolloduck.co.uk/boat/narrow-boats-traditional/628147
  7. Are you one of the little boys Mark?. Darren
  8. Are these photographs or stills from a film Mark ? Darren
  9. St Tudno was tied up 100 yards north of the shovel bridge and was owed by the couple who occupied the toll house running the cafe there,
  10. Cant believe this hasn’t yet sold For Sale: BIRMINGHAM - TOWN CLASS WOOLWICH - WORKING BOAT 71ft UK Narrow Boats > Traditional For Sale OtherFor Sale Alerts | Watch this Advert BIRMINGHAM
  11. I would say that’s the lining up tool so as too keep all things square once the plates are riveted up that would slide out and the shaft slid in
  12. 70ft Fellows, Morton & Clayton 'Josher' £38,000 UK Narrow Boats > Traditional For Sale Fellows Morton Clayton 70 Traditional For Sale UK Back to Search Results Alerts | Watch this Advert | Printer-friendly version Virginia Currer Marine Ltd The Boatyard, Mansion Lane, Iver, Buckinghamshire, SL0 9RG, UK Contact: Kerry Bolsom Telephone: Reveal Telephone Number Mobile: Reveal Mobile Phone Number Website: Visit Company Website View All Virginia Currer Marine Ltd Listings £38,000 | AED ALL AMD ANG ARS AUD AZN BBD BDT BGN BHD BIF BMD BND BOB BRL BSD BWP BYR BZD CAD CDF CHF CLP CNY COP CRC CVE CYP CZK DJF DKK DOP DZD ECS EGP ERN ETB EUR FJD FKP GBP GEL GHS GIP GMD GNF GTQ GYD HKD HNL HRK HTG HUF IDR ILS INR IQD IRR ISK JMD JOD JPY KES KGS KHR KMF KRW KRW KYD KZT LAK LBP LKR LSL LTL LVL LYD MAD MDL MGA MKD MMK MNT MOP MRO MUR MVR MWK MXN MYR MZN NAD NGN NIO NOK NPR NZD OMR PAB PEN PHP PKR PLN PYG QAR RON RSD RUB RWF SAR SBD SCR SDG SEK SGD SHP SIT SOS SRD STD SYP THB TND TOP TRY TWD TZS UAH UGX USD UYU VEF VND WST XCD XOF XPF YER ZAR ZMK Status: Available Location: London London UK [View Map] Reference: Falcon Website: Open website in new window Call Now Contact Seller Optional: Sign in to save this enquiry in your account Characters: 0 Insure this Boat Finance this Boat Transport this Boat Description History Falcon, the motor boat, was built by Fellows, Morton and Clayton Ltd (FMC) and first registered in September 1926. FMC was the biggest general canal carrying firm in Britain in the first half of the 20th Century, carrying all sorts of goods, both perishable and non-perishable, including coal, steel, minerals, timber, foodstuffs and so on. Their craft were known for their pleasing lines, still much admired even today, and nicknamed "Joshers" after their designer, Joshua Fellows. After Nationalisation in 1948, the Falcon was based in the Northwest and used mainly for maintenance duties. She was acquired by Willow Wren who wished to re-establish commercial canal transport but the bitter winter freeze-up of 1963 immobilised their fleet for 6 weeks, long enough for most of their trade to be permanently lost to road transport. They had renamed her "Sandpiper" and fitted her with a Lister SR3 and she continued to earn her living for Willow Wren, based in Rugby, as a holiday camping boat. The current owner bought her from Willow Wren in January 1981 and kept her on the Leek Arm of the Caldon Canal until she went in the early 1980s to Ian Kemp at Ellesmere Port for a complete restoration to the original FMC build and decor, minus the elm bottom, which had been replaced by Willow Wren with a rivetted steel bottom, using the original chines. A Lister JP2 was bought from an ex-Waterways employee in Middlewich and fitted during the restoration which was complete by 1986 and featured in the Waterways World magazine. Falcon is paired up with the butty Venice and would be ideal to be sold together, The pair toured much of the canal system between their maiden "voyage" together in 2004 until 2013, when they moved from Saltford near Bath to their current base at London. 70ft Fellows, Morton 70ft Fellows, Morton 70ft Fellows, Morton 70ft Fellows, Morton Specifications Builder: Fellows Morton Clayton Make: Fellows Morton Clayton Model: 70 Traditional Year constructed: 1926 No. of engines: 1 Engine model: Lister JP Fuel type: Diesel Length over all: 70' Beam: 7' Engine(s) Engine: Lister JP Inverter: Pure sine wave 1000w Charger: Sterling 24amp Solar panels on roof Construction Material / build: Rivetted Steel Traditional Boatman’s cabin at the aft end, Traditional canvas covering the rest of the vessel, this as been partially refitted with wood structure, windows and white painted Tongue and groove. Interior. The interior is partially converted, currently comprises a solid fuel stove, sink, water tank and materials. Fully fitted boatman’s cabin at the aft end. This boat has not been cleared and personal possessions will be removed prior to sale. 70ft Fellows, Morton 70ft Fellows, Morton Certification Virginia Currer Marine Ltd are professional brokers, and are full accredited members of:- ABYA - Association of Brokers and Yacht Agents BMF - British Marine Federation BRBA - Boat Retailers and Brokers Association BUYING THROUGH AN ACCREDITED BROKER AFFORDS A HIGH LEVEL OF BUYER PROTECTION
  13. That’s my great grandad Here is is steering the tug Fastnet
  14. What’s these boats anyone please Are these cut down carrying boats?
  15. The back end of a fmc boat possibly ? https://narrowboats.apolloduck.co.uk/boat/narrow-boats-traditional/603575
  16. https://narrowboats.apolloduck.co.uk/boat/harland-amp-wolff-45-traditional/602280
  17. Don’t think this has been mentioned yet. https://narrowboats.apolloduck.co.uk/boat/fellows-morton-clayton-70-traditional/591265
  18. https://narrowboats.apolloduck.co.uk/boat/narrow-boats-butty/599605 Darren
  19. I was told it was the bottom lock gates that continuously hit that part of the boat
  20. Baildon on its way to be turned back into a full length butty.
  21. I made these two up over several lunch breaks at work I used 6mm for the side plates a truck wheel brace that I cut and modified for the pins, bending the plates I marked off the bends then used a 1mm cutting disc to cut 3/4 of the way through then bent to shape welded up slits and ground off. 10mm steel rod was used for the rivers with 9 10mm washer’s as spaces. Steel box was used instead of wood for the inner and 3mm steel for the spring. The boxes are now a lot smaller in height as they will only sit on the roof and looked a bit silly being that high. Good luck though. Darren
  22. Taken from Stockley Road, the bridge in the photo is next to the foresters arm pub. The road behind the houses is lavender rise. Darren
  23. That’s my great nan & grandad on Empress, interesting notes on the back. Thanks for putting that up
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