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Gifford

Built for Claytons as a horsedrawn tank boat with the hold decked to make a watertight tank for moving liquids in bulk.  Carried gas tar from gasworks at Oxford and at Leamington in 1930s and 1940s, fuel oil from Stanlow Refinery to the midlands in 1940s and 1950s until Claytons finished canal carrying in 1966..

In the boat collection since 1976 at the National Waterways Museum, Ellesmere Port, operated and cared for by the Boat Museum Society.

Winner of the HNBOC Keay Award 1995.