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1904                Iron composite horse boat

2/4/1937          Converted to motor boat by W J Yarwood & Sons Ltd, Northwich (part of Yard No 592), with Bolinder 15hp BM type engine, Fleet No 338

4/6/1937          Registered at Birmingham No 1606

11/6/1937        Gauged BCN No 1963

1/1/1949          Purchased by BTC (D&IWE), NW Division fleet

6/1952             Sold to Thomas Clayton (Oldbury) Ltd, converted to oil boat and renamed ADDER, Fleet No 53

4/7/1952          Registered Oldbury No 25

1956                Sold to Jones & Powell, Wolverhampton

6/6/1956          Gauged BCN No 1356 (no name given)

?                      Sold to Leonard Leigh Ltd, Birmingham

by 1974           Sold to private ownership, full length cabin conversion fitted and name ADDER restored

1981/2             Cabin rebuilt by Warwickshire Flyboat Co, Stockton, name reverted to FRANCE

2010-2012       Restored to cargo carrying condition and painted in Leonard Leigh livery.

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