SP8814 : Star class narrowboat "Arcturus" at Bates Boatyard

taken 3 years ago, near to Puttenham, Hertfordshire, Great Britain

Star class narrowboat "Arcturus" at Bates Boatyard
Star class narrowboat "Arcturus" at Bates Boatyard
The ownership panel of this boat awaiting restoration shows "Star Class / Canal Carriers / Ivinghoe" and the remaining part of the name is ". . .URUS". Enough information to show from other webpages that it is "Arcturus", a protype Star-class boat built in 1934 by Walkers of Rickmansworth.
Bates Boatyard, Aylesbury Arm, Grand Union Canal
Bates Boatyard LinkExternal link is near Puttenham, on the Aylesbury Arm of the Grand Union Canal, immediately west of Lock No 11 and Bridge No 7. While most canal barges built since the mid 20th century have steel hulls this yard maintains the old traditions by restoring old wooden narrowboats and building new ones. This yard has a side slip to allow barges built on land to be launched into the canal.
The position of the triangular plot is interesting as it is in Drayton Beachamp parish, Buckinghamshire, but the north hedge is in Hertfordshire. It is also just into SP8814 but most of the towpath and some of the canal is in SP8813.
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Date Taken
Monday, 8 September, 2014   (more nearby)
Monday, 15 September, 2014
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Industry  Canals 
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OSGB36: geotagged! SP 8883 1401 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:49.0601N 0:42.7620W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SP 8882 1400
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