SJ4077 : Gifford, National Waterways Museum

near to Whitby, Cheshire, Great Britain

Gifford, National Waterways Museum
Gifford, National Waterways Museum
Part of the collection at the National Waterways Museum, Ellesmere Port, GIFFORD was built as a horsedrawn tank boat for Thomas Clayton (Oldbury) Limited at Nurser's boatyard in Braunston, Northamptonshire, in 1926. During the 1930s and early 1940s GIFFORD carried gas tar from the gasworks at Oxford to the Midland Tar Distillers works at Banbury and from Leamington gasworks to both Oldbury and Banbury. She is owned, operated and cared for by the Boat Museum Society LinkExternal link (Boat Museum Society).
The National Waterways Museum, Ellesmere Port
The National Waterways Museum is based in the historic canal docks at Ellesmere Port at the northern extremity of the Shropshire Union Canal where it enters the Manchester Ship Canal at Ellesmere Port.

The museum site consists of the former canal port which initially linked the Shropshire Union Canal with the River Mersey (before the Ship Canal was built). The canal port consisted of a system of locks, docks and warehouses, together with a pump and engine room all of which have been preserved and used within the museum. The port was designed by Thomas Telford under the direction of William Jessop and continued to function as a working canal port until the 1950s after which it gradually became derelict until it was taken over as “the North West Museum of Inland Navigation”, later “The Boat Museum” in the 1970s. In the 1990s The Waterways Trust took on the management of the National Waterways Museum. Funding from Heritage Lottery Fund helped create new displays and improve visitor facilities.

The museum contains the largest collection of canal boats in the world.

LinkExternal link National Waterways Museum website
Creative Commons Licence [Some Rights Reserved]   © Copyright Susan Dixon and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence.
year taken
2012
1:50,000 Modern Day Landranger(TM) Map © Crown Copyright
+
+
1:50,000 Modern Day Landranger(TM) Map © Crown Copyright
TIP: Click the map for Large scale mapping
Change to interactive Map >
Grid Square
SJ4077, 167 images   (more nearby)
Photographer
Contributed by
David Dixon   (find more nearby)
Image classification?
Supplemental image
Date Taken
Friday, 25 May, 2012   (more nearby)
Submitted
Tuesday, 29 May, 2012
Geographical Context
Docks, Harbours  Canals  Educational sites 
Canal (from Tags)
Shropshire Union 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 4055 7718 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:17.2942N 2:53.5949W
Photographer Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 4054 7718
View Direction
Southeast (about 135 degrees)
Looking for a postcode? Try this pageExternal link
Clickable map
+

This page has been viewed about 137 times.
View this location: KML (Google Earth) · Google MapsExternal link · OS Map Checksheet · Geograph Map · geotagged! More Links for this image
NW N NE
W Go E
SW S SE
[Mark
You are not logged in login | register