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Who is this steerer ?

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From David Blagrove's book "Waterways of Northamptonshire.

 

The description says its taken on the Puddlebanks W of Braunston.

 

Considering I took a photo of the book I think the chaps face is amazingly clear.

 

I don't think the tug is Pintail, but clearly its a similar Pusher.

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1 hour ago, jake_crew said:

That was a reply in one minute !  Have a greenie.

 

Is Bert still with us ?

 

Could he suggest which tug it is ?

 Bert now resides at Lenton's Lane cemetery opposite my late wife.

Bert Wallington 1.jpg

 

The boat on the headstone is Dubhe.

Edited by Ray T
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Crikey, how good is this place for providing answers to this kind of question? Not only do you find out who it is, you find out he's passed away.... and get a photo of his (very lovely) headstone to prove it! :D

 

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I'm sure the tug is Petrel - she's one of the few with the name welded onto bow on each side. It's hard to make out but the middle letter is definitely a 'T'.

 

There are lots of detail variations on those tugs (hatches, chimney and engine vent positions, winches etc) and everything looks right for Petrel.

 

The picture is taken from the top of Bridge 95 looking towards Napton -  you can just see the start of the layby on the offside behind the tug.

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Brilliant thank you Rose.

 

Comparing with my picture of 2016 it does look identical, apart from the aircleaner.

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jake-Crew Bert as you know has sadly gone to the great cut in the sky & sadly I was at Emilys funeral a few year's  ago now  but their son Dean is a member on here 

& to my knowledge drops in now & again he has a vast amount of photo's & memories 

Edited by jeannette smith harrison

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