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BARGE SPOTTINGS - River Trent: Burton Joyce and Stoke Bardolph 1969 to ~1974

Please help fill in any gaps in the names and numbers or correct any errors.

The lists on this page were recorded by me when I first got seriously interested in the waterways and, although the names are accurate, the lack of further information (eg dates, cargoes etc) is regrettable. These days I would hope to do better - and have lots of photos - but there are a few snippets of cine film to follow when I get it digitised...

Because my notes are somewhat scrappy, although the names are valid, I may have entered some of them in the wrong groups. I would grateful for any errors pointed out.

W. ACASTER

EASEDALE - this I am fairly sure was an ex-Harkers tanker converted to dry cargo and was a rather formidable red colour?

RADIUS

 

BRITISH WATERWAYS CRAFT

Right up until the early 1970s, BW ran their own fleet of barges on the trent, carrying all manner of goods. Most this was destined for Meadow Lane or Trent Lane depots near Trent Bridge in Nottingham.

MAUREEN EVA

GLADYS LILIAN

THAMES

STOUR

FRANK RAYNER

WATERDOG

There were also the following dumb craft towed one, two, or even three at a time behind the above powered craft:

BETA

DELTA

THETA

No 3

No 5

No 37

British Waterways also had a fleet of maintenance craft on the river. Not really correct in a page full of carrying craft, but I put them here for completeness:

Crane boat 5

Crane boat 7

Crane boat 11 - based on the Erewash Canal

Crane boat 13

Dredger 5 - the bucket dredger?

LITTLE JOHN - tug

WILL SCARLET - tug

FRIAR TUCK - tug

ERIC OF LINCOLN - tug

ALAN-A-DALE - tug

FAIR MAIDEN - converted and renamed barge in use for pleasure trips in the north east

 

W.M. CORY TANK CARRIERS

REBUS STONE

RUFUS STONE

DUNLIN C

REDSHANK C

SEAGULL - and her sister vessels created a larger than average wash en route to the fuel depot at Colwick, Nottingham - much to the awe of myself as a canoeist at the time!

 

JOHN HARKER TANKERS

These were all regulars at the time - running up to the fuel depots at Colwick - and continued until a bargeman's strike. This was objecting to a reduction in pay but resulted in the traffic being transferred to rail and later (I believe) a pipeline.

BURDALE H

BOWDALE H

BRECKONDALE H

BEDALE H (against which I have the note "NEW 15th April 1970")

BELDALE H

BURTONDALE H

BAYSDALE H

BRANSDALE H

BISHOPDALE H

BANNERDALE H

 

TAYLORS

LINTONDALE - ex Harkers?

 

TRENT CARRIERS LTD

GARR

GREEN ONE

LANDRAIL

LEICESTER TRADER

NOTTINGHAM TRADER

WILLIAM H GANT