SK1413 : Working boat on the Coventry Canal near Fradley, Staffordshire

taken 7 years ago, near to Fradley South, Staffordshire, Great Britain

Working boat on the Coventry Canal near Fradley, Staffordshire
Working boat on the Coventry Canal near Fradley, Staffordshire
The working narrowboat approaching is called Cactus and is carrying a small amount of coal. There are still quite a few individually operated such vessels to be seen, often carrying coal, wood and diesel fuel. Some of the old ones have been spectacularly well restored and maintained.

Note: this boat was built for Fellows, Morton and Clayton in 1935 (No 329), and was their 100th motor narrowboat. LinkExternal link

There is a short clip demonstrating its distinctive Bolinder engine sound here LinkExternal link .

See also SK1413 : Coventry Canal near Fradley Junction, Staffordshire
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Date Taken
Saturday, 19 June, 2010   (more nearby)
Submitted
Saturday, 26 June, 2010
Category
Narrowboats   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SK 149 134 [100m precision]
WGS84: 52:43.0939N 1:46.8247W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SK 149 133
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Northwest (about 315 degrees)
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