Sunday, January 30, 2011

A question for you

Via Twitter we came across this YouTube video made in the 1950s. It is really worth a watch as it shows the rail bridge over Sheepwash Channel opening, some wonderful old cruising boats and Foxton Locks.

My question is - near the end of the video is a boat called Elizabeth:
Those of you who are more knowledgeable than me - could this be the same boat?

Moored at Winsford on the River Weaver

We have seen narrowboat Elizabeth a few times on our travels - on the Weaver and on the Shroppie on its way to the Ellesmere Waterways Museum with other heritage boats.

On the Shroppie at the head of a convoy
Moored near Beeston on the Shroppie
An internet search based on the owners name on the side of Elizabeth and its "home", Cassio Wharf, brings up info on the possible current owner but nothing about the narrowboat.


  1. Oooo how nice that came through Thrupp last summer

  2. Does this help?

    Stephen Carter

  3. Thanks Stephen, it does give an idea of the history to 1934. I wonder what happened between then and 1966 for it to be possibly on the GU in 1950?


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