Lindsay

04/05/1960 – launched by W.J. Yarwood & Sons Ltd., Northwich as a “motor canal boat” (built under W.J. Yarwood & Sons Ltd. Yard No. 923) Steerer for BTC Henry Johnson. He insisted on addition of wooden cants on the counter and reforming of the swan’s neck. (pers.com.2011) 15/07/1960 – completed by W.J. Yarwood & Sons Ltd., Northwich and delivery taken by British Transport Commission (British Transport Waterways) for their North Western Division (Southern) carrying fleet. (engine: Parsons Merganser 2 cylinder air cooled diesel 20hp @ 1500 r.p.m.) (on 12/04/2004 the serial numbers were 8613/4879 AS2M-ES, 2G 22580 12 – probably LINDSAY’s original engine) 19/07/1960 – health registered at Northwich, allocated number 118 (cabin approved for habitation for 3 adults or 2 adults & 2 children – company address given on certificate as Lime Street Chambers, Lime Street, Liverpool 1). 1963?? – photographed for Daily Herald being legged through Barnton tunnel. One legger identified as Ernie Wood (pers com Howard Gorton, E Wood’s son). Photo in BW archive. 01/01/1963 – ownership transferred to British Waterways Board and operated in their North Western Division (Southern) carrying fleet. early 1963 – photographed by Mike Webb frozen in at Wolverhampton paired with butty CREWE. 07/1963 – photographed by Mike Webb at Wolverhampton with steerer listed as Ken Nixon – photographed later the same day paired with butty CREWE. mid 1964 – photographed by Mike Webb travelling between Autherley Junction and Brewood with steerer listed as Ken Nixon and paired with butty CREWE. 06/10/1964 – leased to Willow Wren Canal Transport Services Ltd., Southall and operated in their North Western fleet. summer 1966 – photographed by Hugh McKnight in Stoke on Trent paired with butty SNIPE. c1966 – photographed by Mike Webb at Wheaton Aston with steerer listed as Ken Nixon and paired with butty SNIPE. 01/12/1967 – leased to Anderton Canal Carrying Company Ltd. (various enthusiast observations in green (is this reliable? Images from D Easton look dark blue by 1972ish) lined with yellow livery). 07/08/1972 – enthusiast observation at top Anderton Lift on hire to Anderton Canal Carrying Company Ltd. but out of use.  (Yarwood builders plate with Yard No. 923 still attached) 1972?? – photographed at Anderton by D Easton. Dark blue(??)livery with yellow lining. No company name. 13/09/1972 – enthusiast observation at Anderton. (Yarwood builders plate with Yard No. 923 missing) 18/09/1972 – enthusiast observation at Anderton. c1972 – leased to Union Canal Carriers Ltd., Braunston for use as a camping boat (latterly paired with KEPPEL). 1980 – 1985 – seen almost weekly by Pete Harrison as a self steerer camping boat single motor. 1990  – photographed by Pete Harrison as a camping boat at Braunston. 28/05/1994 – photographed by Pete Harrison as a camping boat at Braunston (paired with KEPPEL). 26/06/1997 – enthusiast observation at Braunston lettered U.C.C. Ltd.. 1997 – returned to British Waterways Board North West Region – used as a maintenance / heritage boat – paired with KEPPEL. 1998 – restored to ‘British Waterways’ blue and yellow livery. 12/04/1998 -  – photographed by Pete Harrison at Ellesmere Port (paired with KEPPEL). 03/10/1999 – photographed by Pete Harrison at Walsall (paired with KEPPEL). 18/02/2011 – leased with KEPPEL to Etruria Boat Group Volunteers(EBGVs), Stoke on Trent. 05/2011 – sold by BW to EBGVs. 02/06/2011 – handed over to EBGVs by Tony Hales, chairman of BW, on the wharf at Etruscan Bone and Flint Mill, Etruria. Stoke-on-Trent. 14/06/2011 added to NRHV cert no. 2461