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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.

 

Now 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.