31st August 2011
From Warwick we continued up the Grand Union to Long Itchington, tying up by Bickley's Bridge 26. We walked/cycled into the village where we looked in the church.
Just above Radford Bottom Lock, just past the skew railway bridge, Spey was tied up.
Spey is a wooden boat in Thomas Clayton livery. The hold is planked over, presumably because this is a "tar boat", designed to carry bulk liquids.
The Historic Narrow Boat Owners' Club gives Spey's build date as 1937.
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