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Hill Class Boat Names

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What were these names?

 

I saw "Hill Class" mentioned in a recent book.

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CLEE, CLENT. COTSWOLD (not completed), MALVERN, MENDIP - all for Fellows, Morton and Clayton Ltd. :captain:

 

edit = non Grand Union Canal Carrying Company Ltd. narrow boat classes have been discussed on this Forum several times and are generally enthusiast terms, such as Hill Class.

Edited by pete harrison
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1 minute ago, billh said:

Examples: Malvern, Clee,Bernard, Jimmy....?

 

Graham and Jimmy were Chin class boats.  With butty Brucey.

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4 minutes ago, billh said:

Examples: Malvern, Clee,Bernard, Jimmy....?

...and Benny - a rather vulgar boat.

3 minutes ago, mark99 said:

 

Graham and Jimmy were Chin class boats.  With butty Brucey.

People used to shout at Graham for passing moored craft too quickly.

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I do not recall the term Hill Class being a general term for FMC craft. This a mixture of

 

(1) wooden craft built at Uxbridge

CHILTERN 1946

CLEE     1947

CLENT  1947

 

and COTSWOLD that was scrapped

 

(2) Steel construction built by Yarwood

 

FERN  1947

FOXGLOVE  1947

GARDENA  1947

MALVERN  1949

MENDIP 1949

GORSE  1951

 

It is hard to justify this diverse group as one class

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On ‎09‎/‎07‎/‎2019 at 08:05, Athy said:

...and Benny - a rather vulgar boat.

People used to shout at Graham for passing moored craft too quickly.

There was a modern replica of Graham - 'Damon'.

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