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Tench

BWB changed engine to Armstrong Siddeley AS2 , 20 hp in late 1960s, enabling Tench to work with a butty. Sold into private ownership by BWB in mid 1970s. Rebuilt at Horseley Fields dock; was owned by Midland Canal Transport. In 1982, travelled from Middlewich to Northampton via the Shropshire Union with Seaford and Lynx, carrying a one-off cargo of road salt, which attracted significant publicity at the time but did not lead to any regular work.

 

Was owned by the Chairman of the Shrewsbury & Newport Canals Restoration Trust and featured in much of their publicity material. Often seen supporting the Trust at events on the Shropshire Union, Llangollen and Montgomery Canals.

2011 in private ownership