Comment by Fred Mason on 2nd October 2014 at 08:59
Yes, THAT IS a barge. Look at the dents in it. Wonder what it is like inside.
Good pic, Mick.!!
Comment by maggie on 2nd October 2014 at 09:15
Any connection with the Kennet & Avon canal? I live in the area. it is a great canal.
Comment by Rev David Long on 2nd October 2014 at 13:16
Maggie, it's one of the River Class of Leeds & Liverpool short boats - all named after rivers, such as the Kennet. They were built pre-WW2. Post-WW2 boats were in the Town Class - named after towns, like Bacup, Farnworth, etc.. Read more here:
Comment by Mick on 2nd October 2014 at 17:09
Maggie its now a floating museum http://www.llcs.org.uk/html/kennet_project.html#calendar
There was another boat in Crooke at the same time that was named Mervyn [IMG]http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v230/bigharold/DSC08776.jpg[/IMG]
Comment by Robert on 3rd October 2014 at 09:51
If you watched the drama 'Peaky Blinders' on BBC a couple of weeks ago, it appeared right at the beginning!
Comment by Polly on 3rd October 2014 at 19:19
Rev David Long, Wonderful read more link.. So intesting!
Comment by Robin Leigh on 4th October 2014 at 08:38
Thank you Rev. Long for the read-more link. It contains the first reference I have seen anywhere to someone with my mother's maiden name, Widdop.
Comment by Kenee on 4th October 2014 at 10:07
About twenty years ago I used to deal with a wholesale firm called William Widdop in Chadderton, Manchester.
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