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Canal Boat, BCN Brindley's Old Main Line, Oldbury

A canal or 'butty' boat on the Birmingham Canal Navigations' (BCN) Old main Line at Brades Village. This Thomas Clayton owned boat, named 'Gifford' was one of the last but one pairs to come from Stanlow - the site of a huge oil refinery near Ellesmere Port in Cheshire. It was also one of the last of the 'Gas Boats' - so called because they were used to remove liquid waste from the local gas works.…