SJ5686 : Barmere and Bonchurch at Fiddler's Ferry

taken 9 years ago, near to Penketh, Warrington, Great Britain

Barmere and Bonchurch at Fiddler's Ferry
Barmere and Bonchurch at Fiddler's Ferry
Two former working boats moored on the Sankey Canal at Fiddler’s Ferry (notice the power station cooling towers in the background).

Nearest to the camera is the Barmere, a 1948 Bridgewater Canal barge which was originally used to transport grain from Manchester Docks to the Kelloggs factory in Stretford. It is similar in size and shape to the Mersey "flats" that used the Sankey Canal. Found as a wreck in Stanley Dock, it was saved and restored by the Sankey Canal Restoration Society (SCARS) in 1989.

The other vessel is the tug boat Bonchurch, designated TID 174 (Tug, Inshore & Dock). She was built of welded steel in Germany at the close of World War II, and launched at Hessle in October 1945.

LinkExternal link The story of Barmere (SCARS newsletter – Summer 2005)
LinkExternal link The story of Bonchurch (SCARS newsletter – summer 2006)
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Date Taken
Tuesday, 23 April, 2013   (more nearby)
Thursday, 25 April, 2013
Geographical Context
Canals  Docks, Harbours 
Canal (from Tags)
Sankey Canal  St Helens Canal 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 5601 8648 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:22.4002N 2:39.7592W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 5609 8651
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West-southwest (about 247 degrees)
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Berths  Canal  Barge  Grain Barge  Mersey Flat  Tug  Tugboat  Tug Boat  Power Station  Cooling Towers 

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