SO9491 : Birchills on the canal in the Black Country Living Museum, Dudley

taken 3 years ago, near to Tipton, Sandwell, Great Britain

Birchills on the canal in the Black Country Living Museum, Dudley
Birchills on the canal in the Black Country Living Museum, Dudley
Birchills, a joey or dayboat, is now owned by the Black Country Living Museum. The narrowboat was repaired and restored after an appeal which raised 62,000 in donations to fund the specialist work. Birchills was one of the last wooden dayboats to be built, in 1953 by Ernest Thomas of Walsall. Birchills worked on the run from Walsall locks to nearby Birchills Power Station. It is the only example surviving with a day cabin and represents a way of life which has long since passed. A joey boat was horsedrawn and not normally designed for living on.
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Date Taken
Sunday, 26 July, 2015   (more nearby)
Submitted
Monday, 27 July, 2015
Geographical Context
Canals 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SO 9490 9167 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:31.3729N 2:4.5958W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SO 9489 9167
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EAST (about 90 degrees)
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