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Photographs and newscuttings from the Philip Weaver collection showing various waterways, boats, trains and traction engines

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Over 500 photographs and cuttings from the Philip Weaver collection, including some that are historically significant, such as: 1-A picture of the inspectiion launch Alexandra, many of whose parts are in Ellesmere Port. 2-Cutting, letter and photographs relating to a replica of the Brunel designed silt dredger Bertha originally built for Bridgwater Docks at the entrance to the Bridgwater and Taunton Canal (the replica dredger is now in Eyemouth Maritime Museum). 3-A picture of the Thames & Severn Canal dredger Empress taken at Chalford - the only known picture of a dredger on this canal (a history of the boat on the T&S has been added as a digital asset). 4-Three photos of the interior of the closed Sapperton Tunnel, February 1955. 5-Pictures of boats made by Bathurst's on the Lower Avon Navigation in Tewkesbury. 6-Images of Scot II, lifebuoys and name badges of which are also located in the Salt Warehouse. 7-A picture of Queen Victoria's visit to the Manchester Ship Canal on Enchantress. 8-Photographs of the restoration of the FMC steamer President. 9-Photographs of narrowboats and butties and their tugs, including the tugs Active, Agate, Antelope, Bute, Fazeley, Fire Queen, Mayflower, Old Trafford, Primrose & Sharpness; the butties Admiral, Falcon, Havelock Raymond, Rea & Vienna; the steamers Countess, Cressy, Dragon, Emperor, Empress, Sabrina, Swan & Water Witch; the motor boats Crane, Peacock, Python, Regent Lady, Roger, Severn Carrier & Tweed; and Icebreaker 57. 10-Photographs of coasters, including Atalanta, Auld Reekie, Britannia, Clydeforth, Conway, Crescent, Davenham, Frances Poole, Jubilee, Lobol, Lux, Madge, Oswald, Raven & Syria. 11-Photographs of steam launches. 12-Photographs of pleasure steamers There is also a set of photographs from the Birmingham Canal Navigations, mostly relating to Wyrley & Essington Canal locations, and a set of photographs showing the state of Claverton Pumping Station in 1954, before restoration. A number of other located canal scenes have been recorded. Other photographs, not uploaded. are of steam trains and traction engines.

Date

19th century - 20th century

Reference code

CRT/DDX/MISC/1

Creator

Weaver, Charles Philip
image Leeds & Liverpool Canal. Steam lauch
image Steam Dredger Empress dredging outside Chalford Water Works on Thames & Severn Canal c1903
image Brunel's
image Silt-dredger Bertha
image Silt dredger Bertha
image Silt Dredger Bertha in Bridgewater Harbour
image The Guardian, March 4 1970
image Letter regarding report in Guardian article
image Thames & Severn Canal, Sapperton Tunnel, February 1955. Photo taken at or near 51 chains in from the South East Portal (Coates end) & looking towards i
image Thames & Severn Canal, Sapperton Tunnel, February 1955. Photograph taken at or near 82 chains in from South East Portal but looking towards the North West Portal (Daneway end).
image Caption on photo Misc093
image Thames & Severn Canal, Sapperton Tunnel, February 1955. Photograph taken at or near the 20 chain plate looking towards the South East Portal (Coates end).
image Caption for photo Misc120
image Bathurst boats, King, River Queen, Jubilee and Swallow at their Tewkesbury base on the Lower Avon Navigation
image Bathurst's steamers King, River Queen and Jubilee at
image Swallow
image Swallow being used as an inspection launch, probably in August 1938
image River Queen and Jubillee at Pershore
image River Queen leaving Pershore Lock
image Jubilee travelling from Gloucester to London
image Scot II awaiting launch
image Scot II
image Caledonian Canal: Scot II 1931 at Fort Augustus.
image scot 458-tiff
image scot 251-tiff
image scot 343-tiff
image The
image Manchester Ship Canal Opening, May 21st 1894. H.M. Yacht Enchantress leaving Trafford Wharf for Mode Wheel
image B.C.N. Wyrley and Essington Canal: Scene near Horseleyfield Junction, 1954
image Horseyfield Stop, Wyrley and Essington Branch of B.C.N., 1974. The
image B.C.N. Catshill Jn, Wyrley & Essington
image Cannock Extension Canal, B.C.N. Pelsall Old Stop & Toll Office, Friar Bridge in background, 1960
image Pelsall Old Stop, Cannock Extension Canal, B.C.N. looking N. toward Pelsall Common Bridge through Friars Bridge, 1960
image Pelsall Junction B.C.N. Roving Bridge over Wyrley & Essington Canal. Cannock Extension Canal on R.H. side. 1960
image Pelsell Works Bridge, Wyrley & Essington Canal. B.C.N. looking eastwards to Pelsall Junctions. 1960
image B.C.N. Derelict Lock House & Toll House, Churchbridge Top Lock & Wharf, 1956
image Wyrley & Essington Canal B.C.N. Sneyd Jn with Sneyd Locks Branch Bottom Lock & gates intact. Photo 1954
image Sneyd Junction on the Birmingham Canal Navigations
image Sneyd Locks Branch B.C.N. Sneyd Top Lock & drawbridge. Photo 1954
image B.C.N. Wyrley & Essignton Canal. Bridge before junction with Bentley Canal, 1974
image B.C.N. Wryley & Essington Canal: Junction with Bentley Canal at W'hampton. Note:-Toll Office had been demolished. 1974
image Looking down Bentley Canal from Wednesfield Stop - taken from Jn Bridage, Jn with Wyrley & Essington Canal @ Wednesfield, B.C.N. 1965
image B.C.N. Short Heath Basin, New Invention on Wyrley & Essington Canal. Coal bought by standard gauge rail from colleries in the Holly Bank area, mostly for W'hampton & Birchills Power stations, July 1955
image Dudley No 1 Line, B.C.N. N. end of Dudley Old Tunnel - preparatory to doing canal trip into Wren's Nest Basin. Philip and May Weaver - Rodney took picture, 1952
image Dudley No 1 Line, B.C.N. S. end of Dudley Old Tunnel & stop gate. Photo 1952
image Dudley No 2 Line, B.C.N. S.E. end of Gosty Hill Tunnel (Coobes Wood end). Photo 1952
image Dudley No 2 Line (Blowers Green Jn) B.C.N. Parkhead Junction at top of Blowers Green Bottom Lock. O.W.W. Rly Viaduct in middle distance above Lock No 2. B.C.N. Parkhead Engine & wharf on R.H. side. Photo 1955
image Dudley No 2 Line, B.C.N. Remains of Lodge Farm Pumping Station, 1955
image Birchill's Branch, B.C.N. Looking S. over Midland Rly. aqueduct from Jn bridge and Stop. Birchill's Power Stn. on R.H. side 1956. Note line of discarded
image B.C.N. Old Main Line 473ft level.  View of Thos. Clayton (Oldbury) Ltd boatyard taken looking towards Smethwick from underneath Stone Street Bridge.  Photo CP Weaver 1955
image B.C.N. Old Main Line 473ft Wolverhampton Level. Re-alignment of section of canal between Anchor Bridge & Stone Street Bridge to accept piers of elevated motorway (M5). Photo CP Weaver
image B.C.N. Old Main Line - Oldbury, between High Bridge & Junction with Oldbury Loop (N.W.) 1952.
image Birmingham Canal 473' Level: Typical Canal Crane by Eagle Furnace Co. at Spon Lane
image Cannock Extension Canal, B.C.N. Looking eastwards from Churchbridge Top Lock. Site of subsidence into open coal workings (R.H. side) 1955.
image B.C.N. Anglesey Branch: View over L&N.W.Rly Aqueduct @ Brownhills. Taken from Middleton Bridge looking towards Freeth Bridge on A5. Aqueduct is cast iron built by Lloyd, Fosters & Co Engineers of Wednesbury in 1856. Photo 1956
image Makers mark on L&N.W.Rly Aqueduct on Anglesey Branch of B.C.N. Aqueduct is cast iron built by Lloyd, Fosters & Co Engineers of Wednesbury in 1856.
image B.C.N. Rebuilding aqueduct on the new main line at Dudley Port 1967/1969
image Aston Junction Overbridge. Junction between the Birmingham & Fazeley Canal (under the bridge) and the Digbeth Branch Canal (to the right). The bridge is the product of the Horseley Company; the toll office and lock cottage have since been demolished
image B.C.N. Tame Valley Canal, looking toward Scott Bridge and Perry Bar. Photo taken in July 1956 from Birchfields Roving Bridge. Scott Bridge, named after Robert Scott MP, built 1842, was demolished in 1968 & replaced with a new reinforced concrete bridge.
image Birmingham Canal Navigation. Birmingham & Fazeley Branch, Birchills Aqueduct over the L
image Silt Dredger Bertha: 3 panels under flywheel (length of engine). Next Panel No. 4 over workbench. Small panel (under gang plank) entrance to coal bunker
image Silt Dredger Bertha: Starboard side
image Silt Dredger Bertha: Flywheel 9'6 dia x 6
image Control Box of Silt Dredger Bertha: G.W.R. pressure gauge (right), throttle lever centre, left valve operating lever & center connnecting mechanism
image Silt Dredger Bertha: Tight! Big end & forked connecting rod (flywheel to right of RH bearing). Center: Slip eccentric & rod to control box on deck. Below the eccentric is the dog clutch to engage the chain drums.
image Silt Dredger Bertha: Engine. The two rods vertical are L/H valve gear & RH throttle (to control box on deck)
image Silt Dredger Bertha: Engine shaft at top & chain drums. L/H side: Slack chain on drum goes to stern to raise & lower scraper
image Silt Dredger Bertha: Stern end. Scraper pole with lifting chain. 4 rollers L/H side of pole are for small chain for moving astern (no load).
image Silt Dredger Bertha: Stern end showing scraper with attachment for pole centre. Scaper about 5'0
image Silt Dredger Bertha: Wheel to enable dredger to veer L or R of small chain (fixed to bollard) & by swinging scraper. Lever to left of wheel locks roller chains & scraper in central position.
image Silt Dredger Bertha: Centre Deck Level: Chute for small chain centre vertical. Depth gauge with finnial. To the right at nearside bottom corner of yellow notice:= small chain drum to raise and lower depth indicator. Chain from this shackled to scraper chain (behind gauge)
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image George Watkins & Philip Weaver, April 11th 1978.
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image President's crew
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image Norbury Junction - S.U. Canal. Monday 23 July 1979.
image President on the way to Norbury Junction, S.U. Canal nearing Shelmore, Mon. July 23rd 1979. Cruise up to I.W.A. National Rally at Northwich on R. Weaver, Aug 1979
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image Northwich, I.W.A. National Rally of Boats on R. Weaver. Sun. Aug 19th 1979.
image Steam returns to the Grand Union Canal near Leamington Spa in May 1980. En route to the National Rally of Boats on the River Lea, the restored FMC steamer President leaves Radford Bottom Lock towing the preserved FMC horse boat Northwich.
image President
image President
image c1931-32, R. Severn
image No Clean Air Act. Six shovelfulls - when the smoke cleared repeated for the entire voyage! The pressure gauge needle never left the Red Line.
image c. 1931-32 Active at Worcester prior to leaving on return journey.
image Narrow boats at Newbold on Oxford Canal. The motor in the foreground is the
image Caption on reverse of Admiral 498 photo
image Agate and Amy
image Motor tug Antelope & Barges 15.7.11
image Charrington, Gardner Locket & Co Ltd
image Countess at Bulls Bridge
image Grand Union Canal (ex Grand Junction Canal)/ MBs
image Caption for Crane 500
image Tom Rolt's narrow boat
image Narrow boat
image Dragon
image Emperor
image Steamer Empress and butty Wales
image Fire Queen
image Fire Queen
image Butty
image Leeds & Liverpool Canal. Icebreaker No 57 near Gargrave, Skipton.
image c. 1931-32, Mayflower (Sharpness New Docks and Gloucester & Birmingham Navigation Co)
image C. P. Weaver on Butty
image The 44 tons of coal unloaded on Co-op Wharf. Butty
image Peacock
image Peacock
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image Oxford Canal. A pair of B.W. ex F.M.C. boats, M/B
image Gloucester & Sharpness Canal/River Severn Navigation.
image Blue Line Canal Carriers Ltd motor boat Roger with butty Raymond
image Severn Carrier at Worcester
image Minister of Transport - Dr Leslie Burgin - inspecting the River Severn & Sharpness Canal, August 1938. Photo taken in Gloucester Docks.
image Sharpness - From the Abdela & Mitchell catalogue c1910
image Stentor
image Swan
image Thomas Clayton (Oldbury) Ltd motor boat Tweed and butty Rea (tar carriers)
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image Committee launch
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image Tug Old Trafford at Acton Grange (Runcorn)
image UML barges at Bromborough Dock, June 1964
image Severn Commissioners work boat
image I.C.I. steam vessel
image Davenham
image coaster 233-tiff
image coaster 241-tiff
image Auld Reekie, Corpach, 8.4.75
image coaster 328-tiff
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image coaster 387-tiff
image Frances Poole loading solid caustic at Anderton Moor.
image Syria
image Britannia and other coasters
image Raven of Barrow
image Madge & Oswald, Gran Ash at Wallerscote.
image Steamer
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image Conway Icebreaker, Crinan Canal.
image Conway at Ardrishaig in 1950s.
image launch 008-tiff
image Ysolt
image launch 118-tiff
image R. Boyne Tour: Steam launch
image Puffin at Wyre Mill on the Lower Avon Navigation
image launch 207-tiff
image launch 215-tiff
image launch 225-tiff
image launch 231-tiff
image launch 232-tiff
image launch 275-tiff
image Tom Taylor's boatyard, Staines. Right
image launch 293-tiff
image launch 303-tiff
image launch 304-tiff
image Firefly
image Firefly
image launch 309-tiff
image launch 312-tiff
image launch 313-tiff
image launch 314-tiff
image launch 315-tiff
image Mona
image launch 317-tiff
image launch 319-tiff
image Fairy Queen
image launch 322-tiff
image launch 323-tiff
image Mary Jane
image launch 359-tiff
image Jamie
image launch 421-tiff
image Thetis
image launch 449-tiff
image HRH Prince Philip aboard S.L. Branksome
image Caption to Launch 451
image launch 452a-tiff
image T.S.S.Y. Esperance
image Caption to Launch 464
image launch 523-tiff
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image Lillybyrd
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image pleasure 070-tiff
image Lock Lomond:
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image Autumn 1932,
image Pooley Bridge, Autumn 1932. Raven being prepared for
image Caption for Pleasure 089
image Raven, Summer 1933. Leaving Pooley Bridge for Glenidding.
image Winter 1933: Raven's Steam Machinery being removed. R F. Smith, L T. Redford
image pleasure 104-tiff
image Glengarry
image Tern
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image John Stirling
image S.S. Carlyle near Bridge of Earn
image pleasure 235-tiff
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image Daniel Adamson
image pleasure 425-tiff
image Countess of Breadalbane at Ford Pier on Loch Awe 1920.
image Cliveden
image P.L.
image Carlyle
image The
image S.S.
image Salter steamer Oxford at Folly Bridge, Oxford
image On the Forth & Clyde Canal.
image pleasure 544-tiff
image Claverton Pumping Station, Kennet & Avon Canal. General view of Buildings taken from accomodation bridge over leat. Shows temporary shed erected to house diesel pumping set. 1954.
image Claverton Pumping Station, Kennet & Avon Canal. Part of wheel house and tail race, 1954.
image Kennet & Avon Canal Navigation: Part of gearing and crank shaft - Claverton Pimpting Station, Claverton, Nr Bath.
image Claverton Pumping Station, Kennet & Avon Canal. One of Rennies'
image Claverton Pumping Station, Kennet & Avon Canal. View of upper storey housing the two beams. Shell 45 gal drum contains fuel for diesel pumping set installed after damage to pit wheel wooden teeth. 1954.
image Claverton Pumping Station, Kennet & Avon Canal. Original wooden pattern of main pit wheel. Shows fillets added to strengthen root of spkes (by G.W.R.). also two latehs nailed on to keep in one piece. 1954.
image Claverton Pumping Station, Kennet & Avon Canal. Pit wheel - showing damaged wooden teeth also flywheel, follower, crankshaft, coupling to water shaft & part of fluted connecting rods. 1954.
image Caldon Canal, Froghall Basin 1952
image Montgomeryshire Canal, p.m. 1911
image canal 062-tiff
image Oxford Canal: Old Dredger at Hillmorton before going to the K&A Canal
image Oxford Canal: Old Dredger at Hillmorton before going to the K&A Canal
image Oxford Canal: Old Dredger at Hillmorton before going to the K&A Canal
image Graveyard of Boats! Scene on the Shropshire Union Canal at Norbury Junction (Shropshire Union main line & Shrewsbury Canal) derelict? boats parked in abandoned Shrewsbury Canal above top lock (now converted into a dry dock) April 1955. Icebreaker=Brewood
image Basingstoke Canal: Dredgting at Dogmersfield, W.S.E.G. outing 1981
image Chard Canal
image canal 190a-tiff
image canal 190b-tiff
image Taken 1950
image T&S Element's boats unloading coal at the Oldbury Steel Conduit's Works, Wolverhampton Level, 1950
image canal 326-tiff
image Hatton Locks, Grand Union Canal. Old horsedrawn ice breaker built for Warwick and Birmingham Canal. Now broken up. 1951.
image Narrowboat & butty on G.U.C. near E. end of Braunston Tunnel 17/6/50
image Oxford Canal: Pair of British Waterways Narrow Boats approaching N. end of Newbold Tunnnel on way S. with coal. 1956.
image Mr. Tuck, the lock-keeper, with his wife and family at South Cerney Upper lock and lock-house about 1920-12.
image Caption for Canal 337
image Probably The Weir watergate at Pensham near Pershore on the Lower Avon Navigation
image Remains of ex FMC steamer
image Caption for Canal 406
image Ruston & Dunbar steam navvy
image Taken 1950
image Kennet & Avon Canal Navigation: Honey Street Boat Building Yard 1950.
image B.C.N. Derelict hand dredger & mud hoppers lying in the old Rattle Chain Brickworks Basin (also derelict) on the Island Line (453ft level) near Albion Gas Works, 1955.
image Kennet & Avon Canal Navigation: Derelict Boats at Honeystreet Boat Yard 1950
image B.C.N. Titford Branch. A selction of Thos. Clayton's tar boats and the bucket ladder dredger constructed by J. Matty parked below the bottom lock. Roving bridge over Old Main Line can be seen in the L.H. corner opposite entrance to Springfield Works 1958.
image Wednesfield Toll Office (now demolished) B.C.N. Wyrley & Essington Canal at Jn with Bentley Canal, 1965
image Sutton Stop, Oxford/Coventry Canals. Ex F.M.C. Motor Boat
image Shropshire Union Canal - Main Line. Working boat going North through Tyreley Locks.
image T&S Element's Boatyard take from Whimsey Bridge.
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image Leeds & Liverpool Canal. Steam lauch image Steam Dredger Empress dredging outside Chalford Water Works on Thames & Severn Canal c1903 image Brunel's image Silt-dredger Bertha image Silt dredger Bertha image Silt Dredger Bertha in Bridgewater Harbour image The Guardian, March 4 1970 image Letter regarding report in Guardian article image Thames & Severn Canal, Sapperton Tunnel, February 1955. Photo taken at or near 51 chains in from the South East Portal (Coates end) & looking towards i image Thames & Severn Canal, Sapperton Tunnel, February 1955. Photograph taken at or near 82 chains in from South East Portal but looking towards the North West Portal (Daneway end). image Caption on photo Misc093 image Thames & Severn Canal, Sapperton Tunnel, February 1955. Photograph taken at or near the 20 chain plate looking towards the South East Portal (Coates end). image Caption for photo Misc120 image Bathurst boats, King, River Queen, Jubilee and Swallow at their Tewkesbury base on the Lower Avon Navigation image Bathurst's steamers King, River Queen and Jubilee at image Swallow image Swallow being used as an inspection launch, probably in August 1938 image River Queen and Jubillee at Pershore image River Queen leaving Pershore Lock image Jubilee travelling from Gloucester to London image Scot II awaiting launch image Scot II image Caledonian Canal: Scot II 1931 at Fort Augustus. image scot 458-tiff image scot 251-tiff image scot 343-tiff image The image Manchester Ship Canal Opening, May 21st 1894. H.M. Yacht Enchantress leaving Trafford Wharf for Mode Wheel image B.C.N. Wyrley and Essington Canal: Scene near Horseleyfield Junction, 1954 image Horseyfield Stop, Wyrley and Essington Branch of B.C.N., 1974. The image B.C.N. Catshill Jn, Wyrley & Essington image Cannock Extension Canal, B.C.N. Pelsall Old Stop & Toll Office, Friar Bridge in background, 1960 image Pelsall Old Stop, Cannock Extension Canal, B.C.N. looking N. toward Pelsall Common Bridge through Friars Bridge, 1960 image Pelsall Junction B.C.N. Roving Bridge over Wyrley & Essington Canal. Cannock Extension Canal on R.H. side. 1960 image Pelsell Works Bridge, Wyrley & Essington Canal. B.C.N. looking eastwards to Pelsall Junctions. 1960 image B.C.N. Derelict Lock House & Toll House, Churchbridge Top Lock & Wharf, 1956 image Wyrley & Essington Canal B.C.N. Sneyd Jn with Sneyd Locks Branch Bottom Lock & gates intact. Photo 1954 image Sneyd Junction on the Birmingham Canal Navigations image Sneyd Locks Branch B.C.N. Sneyd Top Lock & drawbridge. Photo 1954 image B.C.N. Wyrley & Essignton Canal. Bridge before junction with Bentley Canal, 1974 image B.C.N. Wryley & Essington Canal: Junction with Bentley Canal at W'hampton. Note:-Toll Office had been demolished. 1974 image Looking down Bentley Canal from Wednesfield Stop - taken from Jn Bridage, Jn with Wyrley & Essington Canal @ Wednesfield, B.C.N. 1965 image B.C.N. Short Heath Basin, New Invention on Wyrley & Essington Canal. Coal bought by standard gauge rail from colleries in the Holly Bank area, mostly for W'hampton & Birchills Power stations, July 1955 image Dudley No 1 Line, B.C.N. N. end of Dudley Old Tunnel - preparatory to doing canal trip into Wren's Nest Basin. Philip and May Weaver - Rodney took picture, 1952 image Dudley No 1 Line, B.C.N. S. end of Dudley Old Tunnel & stop gate. Photo 1952 image Dudley No 2 Line, B.C.N. S.E. end of Gosty Hill Tunnel (Coobes Wood end). Photo 1952 image Dudley No 2 Line (Blowers Green Jn) B.C.N. Parkhead Junction at top of Blowers Green Bottom Lock. O.W.W. Rly Viaduct in middle distance above Lock No 2. B.C.N. Parkhead Engine & wharf on R.H. side. Photo 1955 image Dudley No 2 Line, B.C.N. Remains of Lodge Farm Pumping Station, 1955 image Birchill's Branch, B.C.N. Looking S. over Midland Rly. aqueduct from Jn bridge and Stop. Birchill's Power Stn. on R.H. side 1956. Note line of discarded image B.C.N. Old Main Line 473ft level.  View of Thos. Clayton (Oldbury) Ltd boatyard taken looking towards Smethwick from underneath Stone Street Bridge.  Photo CP Weaver 1955 image B.C.N. Old Main Line 473ft Wolverhampton Level. Re-alignment of section of canal between Anchor Bridge & Stone Street Bridge to accept piers of elevated motorway (M5). Photo CP Weaver image B.C.N. Old Main Line - Oldbury, between High Bridge & Junction with Oldbury Loop (N.W.) 1952. image Birmingham Canal 473' Level: Typical Canal Crane by Eagle Furnace Co. at Spon Lane image Cannock Extension Canal, B.C.N. Looking eastwards from Churchbridge Top Lock. Site of subsidence into open coal workings (R.H. side) 1955. image B.C.N. Anglesey Branch: View over L&N.W.Rly Aqueduct @ Brownhills. Taken from Middleton Bridge looking towards Freeth Bridge on A5. Aqueduct is cast iron built by Lloyd, Fosters & Co Engineers of Wednesbury in 1856. Photo 1956 image Makers mark on L&N.W.Rly Aqueduct on Anglesey Branch of B.C.N. Aqueduct is cast iron built by Lloyd, Fosters & Co Engineers of Wednesbury in 1856. image B.C.N. Rebuilding aqueduct on the new main line at Dudley Port 1967/1969 image Aston Junction Overbridge. Junction between the Birmingham & Fazeley Canal (under the bridge) and the Digbeth Branch Canal (to the right). The bridge is the product of the Horseley Company; the toll office and lock cottage have since been demolished image B.C.N. Tame Valley Canal, looking toward Scott Bridge and Perry Bar. Photo taken in July 1956 from Birchfields Roving Bridge. Scott Bridge, named after Robert Scott MP, built 1842, was demolished in 1968 & replaced with a new reinforced concrete bridge. image Birmingham Canal Navigation. Birmingham & Fazeley Branch, Birchills Aqueduct over the L image Silt Dredger Bertha: 3 panels under flywheel (length of engine). Next Panel No. 4 over workbench. Small panel (under gang plank) entrance to coal bunker image Silt Dredger Bertha: Starboard side image Silt Dredger Bertha: Flywheel 9'6 dia x 6 image Control Box of Silt Dredger Bertha: G.W.R. pressure gauge (right), throttle lever centre, left valve operating lever & center connnecting mechanism image Silt Dredger Bertha: Tight! Big end & forked connecting rod (flywheel to right of RH bearing). Center: Slip eccentric & rod to control box on deck. Below the eccentric is the dog clutch to engage the chain drums. image Silt Dredger Bertha: Engine. The two rods vertical are L/H valve gear & RH throttle (to control box on deck) image Silt Dredger Bertha: Engine shaft at top & chain drums. L/H side: Slack chain on drum goes to stern to raise & lower scraper image Silt Dredger Bertha: Stern end. Scraper pole with lifting chain. 4 rollers L/H side of pole are for small chain for moving astern (no load). image Silt Dredger Bertha: Stern end showing scraper with attachment for pole centre. Scaper about 5'0 image Silt Dredger Bertha: Wheel to enable dredger to veer L or R of small chain (fixed to bollard) & by swinging scraper. Lever to left of wheel locks roller chains & scraper in central position. image Silt Dredger Bertha: Centre Deck Level: Chute for small chain centre vertical. Depth gauge with finnial. To the right at nearside bottom corner of yellow notice:= small chain drum to raise and lower depth indicator. Chain from this shackled to scraper chain (behind gauge) image image image image image image George Watkins & Philip Weaver, April 11th 1978. image image President's crew image image Norbury Junction - S.U. Canal. Monday 23 July 1979. image President on the way to Norbury Junction, S.U. Canal nearing Shelmore, Mon. July 23rd 1979. Cruise up to I.W.A. National Rally at Northwich on R. Weaver, Aug 1979 image image image image Northwich, I.W.A. National Rally of Boats on R. Weaver. Sun. Aug 19th 1979. image Steam returns to the Grand Union Canal near Leamington Spa in May 1980. En route to the National Rally of Boats on the River Lea, the restored FMC steamer President leaves Radford Bottom Lock towing the preserved FMC horse boat Northwich. image President image President image c1931-32, R. Severn image No Clean Air Act. Six shovelfulls - when the smoke cleared repeated for the entire voyage! The pressure gauge needle never left the Red Line. image c. 1931-32 Active at Worcester prior to leaving on return journey. image Narrow boats at Newbold on Oxford Canal. The motor in the foreground is the image Caption on reverse of Admiral 498 photo image Agate and Amy image Motor tug Antelope & Barges 15.7.11 image Charrington, Gardner Locket & Co Ltd image Countess at Bulls Bridge image Grand Union Canal (ex Grand Junction Canal)/ MBs image Caption for Crane 500 image Tom Rolt's narrow boat image Narrow boat image Dragon image Emperor image Steamer Empress and butty Wales image Fire Queen image Fire Queen image Butty image Leeds & Liverpool Canal. Icebreaker No 57 near Gargrave, Skipton. image c. 1931-32, Mayflower (Sharpness New Docks and Gloucester & Birmingham Navigation Co) image C. P. Weaver on Butty image The 44 tons of coal unloaded on Co-op Wharf. Butty image Peacock image Peacock image image Oxford Canal. A pair of B.W. ex F.M.C. boats, M/B image Gloucester & Sharpness Canal/River Severn Navigation. image Blue Line Canal Carriers Ltd motor boat Roger with butty Raymond image Severn Carrier at Worcester image Minister of Transport - Dr Leslie Burgin - inspecting the River Severn & Sharpness Canal, August 1938. Photo taken in Gloucester Docks. image Sharpness - From the Abdela & Mitchell catalogue c1910 image Stentor image Swan image Thomas Clayton (Oldbury) Ltd motor boat Tweed and butty Rea (tar carriers) image image Committee launch image image Tug Old Trafford at Acton Grange (Runcorn) image UML barges at Bromborough Dock, June 1964 image Severn Commissioners work boat image I.C.I. steam vessel image Davenham image coaster 233-tiff image coaster 241-tiff image Auld Reekie, Corpach, 8.4.75 image coaster 328-tiff image image coaster 387-tiff image Frances Poole loading solid caustic at Anderton Moor. image Syria image Britannia and other coasters image Raven of Barrow image Madge & Oswald, Gran Ash at Wallerscote. image Steamer image image Conway Icebreaker, Crinan Canal. image Conway at Ardrishaig in 1950s. image launch 008-tiff image Ysolt image launch 118-tiff image R. Boyne Tour: Steam launch image Puffin at Wyre Mill on the Lower Avon Navigation image launch 207-tiff image launch 215-tiff image launch 225-tiff image launch 231-tiff image launch 232-tiff image launch 275-tiff image Tom Taylor's boatyard, Staines. Right image launch 293-tiff image launch 303-tiff image launch 304-tiff image Firefly image Firefly image launch 309-tiff image launch 312-tiff image launch 313-tiff image launch 314-tiff image launch 315-tiff image Mona image launch 317-tiff image launch 319-tiff image Fairy Queen image launch 322-tiff image launch 323-tiff image Mary Jane image launch 359-tiff image Jamie image launch 421-tiff image Thetis image launch 449-tiff image HRH Prince Philip aboard S.L. Branksome image Caption to Launch 451 image launch 452a-tiff image T.S.S.Y. Esperance image Caption to Launch 464 image launch 523-tiff image image Lillybyrd image image pleasure 070-tiff image Lock Lomond: image image Autumn 1932, image Pooley Bridge, Autumn 1932. Raven being prepared for image Caption for Pleasure 089 image Raven, Summer 1933. Leaving Pooley Bridge for Glenidding. image Winter 1933: Raven's Steam Machinery being removed. R F. Smith, L T. Redford image pleasure 104-tiff image Glengarry image Tern image image John Stirling image S.S. Carlyle near Bridge of Earn image pleasure 235-tiff image image image Daniel Adamson image pleasure 425-tiff image Countess of Breadalbane at Ford Pier on Loch Awe 1920. image Cliveden image P.L. image Carlyle image The image S.S. image Salter steamer Oxford at Folly Bridge, Oxford image On the Forth & Clyde Canal. image pleasure 544-tiff image Claverton Pumping Station, Kennet & Avon Canal. General view of Buildings taken from accomodation bridge over leat. Shows temporary shed erected to house diesel pumping set. 1954. image Claverton Pumping Station, Kennet & Avon Canal. Part of wheel house and tail race, 1954. image Kennet & Avon Canal Navigation: Part of gearing and crank shaft - Claverton Pimpting Station, Claverton, Nr Bath. image Claverton Pumping Station, Kennet & Avon Canal. One of Rennies' image Claverton Pumping Station, Kennet & Avon Canal. View of upper storey housing the two beams. Shell 45 gal drum contains fuel for diesel pumping set installed after damage to pit wheel wooden teeth. 1954. image Claverton Pumping Station, Kennet & Avon Canal. Original wooden pattern of main pit wheel. Shows fillets added to strengthen root of spkes (by G.W.R.). also two latehs nailed on to keep in one piece. 1954. image Claverton Pumping Station, Kennet & Avon Canal. Pit wheel - showing damaged wooden teeth also flywheel, follower, crankshaft, coupling to water shaft & part of fluted connecting rods. 1954. image Caldon Canal, Froghall Basin 1952 image Montgomeryshire Canal, p.m. 1911 image canal 062-tiff image Oxford Canal: Old Dredger at Hillmorton before going to the K&A Canal image Oxford Canal: Old Dredger at Hillmorton before going to the K&A Canal image Oxford Canal: Old Dredger at Hillmorton before going to the K&A Canal image Graveyard of Boats! Scene on the Shropshire Union Canal at Norbury Junction (Shropshire Union main line & Shrewsbury Canal) derelict? boats parked in abandoned Shrewsbury Canal above top lock (now converted into a dry dock) April 1955. Icebreaker=Brewood image Basingstoke Canal: Dredgting at Dogmersfield, W.S.E.G. outing 1981 image Chard Canal image canal 190a-tiff image canal 190b-tiff image Taken 1950 image T&S Element's boats unloading coal at the Oldbury Steel Conduit's Works, Wolverhampton Level, 1950 image canal 326-tiff image Hatton Locks, Grand Union Canal. Old horsedrawn ice breaker built for Warwick and Birmingham Canal. Now broken up. 1951. image Narrowboat & butty on G.U.C. near E. end of Braunston Tunnel 17/6/50 image Oxford Canal: Pair of British Waterways Narrow Boats approaching N. end of Newbold Tunnnel on way S. with coal. 1956. image Mr. Tuck, the lock-keeper, with his wife and family at South Cerney Upper lock and lock-house about 1920-12. image Caption for Canal 337 image Probably The Weir watergate at Pensham near Pershore on the Lower Avon Navigation image Remains of ex FMC steamer image Caption for Canal 406 image Ruston & Dunbar steam navvy image Taken 1950 image Kennet & Avon Canal Navigation: Honey Street Boat Building Yard 1950. image B.C.N. Derelict hand dredger & mud hoppers lying in the old Rattle Chain Brickworks Basin (also derelict) on the Island Line (453ft level) near Albion Gas Works, 1955. image Kennet & Avon Canal Navigation: Derelict Boats at Honeystreet Boat Yard 1950 image B.C.N. Titford Branch. A selction of Thos. Clayton's tar boats and the bucket ladder dredger constructed by J. Matty parked below the bottom lock. Roving bridge over Old Main Line can be seen in the L.H. corner opposite entrance to Springfield Works 1958. image Wednesfield Toll Office (now demolished) B.C.N. Wyrley & Essington Canal at Jn with Bentley Canal, 1965 image Sutton Stop, Oxford/Coventry Canals. Ex F.M.C. Motor Boat image Shropshire Union Canal - Main Line. Working boat going North through Tyreley Locks. image T&S Element's Boatyard take from Whimsey Bridge.

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