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Andrew Denny

What is the history of nb Kilsby?

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Kilsby is on page 41 of Vol 1 of my book "Historic Working Narrow Boats Today", published by CanalBookShop.  The two volumes have photos of well over 900 historic boats by a variety of photographers.  Always a good place to start if you want to get some details on an old boat.

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17 hours ago, Ray T said:

Sadly the quoted history is far from accurate.  Kilsby was built by Braithwaite and Kirk for Fellows Morton and Clayton in 1913 as a horse boat for general cargo.  In 1945 it was sold to the Manchester Ship Canal Co for use as a mud boat on the Bridgewater Canal.  Sold off for conversion to a houseboat in the 1980s it was called Helsby for a while.  I’m sure Pete H has much more info!

 

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Mods - can this be moved to History & Heritage where it will get more attention?

 

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27 minutes ago, Paul H said:

 

 

Mods - can this be moved to History & Heritage where it will get more attention?

 

It sure can!

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5 hours ago, Paul H said:

Sadly the quoted history is far from accurate.  Kilsby was built by Braithwaite and Kirk for Fellows Morton and Clayton in 1913 as a horse boat for general cargo.  In 1945 it was sold to the Manchester Ship Canal Co for use as a mud boat on the Bridgewater Canal.  Sold off for conversion to a houseboat in the 1980s it was called Helsby for a while.  I’m sure Pete H has much more info!

 

Paul

 

Mods - can this be moved to History & Heritage where it will get more attention?

 

Paul, many thanks. 

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