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PostPosted: Fri Apr 07, 2017 8:05 am
by Whickham
Ex River Weaver Trustees tug FRANCE-HAYHURST being rebuilt at Knottingley. Sorry no date on photos.
She was built by WJ Yarwood in Northwich (YN 613) in 1938.

France Hayhurst.jpg

France Hayhurst-2.jpg

Re: France-Hayhurst

PostPosted: Fri Apr 07, 2017 8:11 am
by Whickham
FRANCE-HAYHURST fully restored on display at Liverpool in 2010.

France Hayhurst-3.jpg

France Hayhurst-4.jpg

Re: France-Hayhurst

PostPosted: Fri Apr 07, 2017 10:38 am
by northeast
Saw her on same berth last week and she was looking very neglected.

At Goole 01/10/2007


and Albert Dock, Liverpool 02/07/2014 and 20/04/2015


Re: France-Hayhurst

PostPosted: Mon Apr 10, 2017 7:35 pm
At York 16.07.89 Photo Michael Green
At York 16.07.89 Photo Michael Green
Goole 26.08.89 Photo Michael Green
Nayburn Lock 11.01.93 Photo Harry Cutter
Selection of views of the FRANCE-HAYHURST.

Re: France-Hayhurst

PostPosted: Tue Apr 11, 2017 6:35 am
by northeast
Michael you have also nicely captured LEICESTER TRADER before she was rescued by Les Reid, I had a cup of tea on board her only last Thursday, you wouldn't have thought it from her state in this photo!

Re: France-Hayhurst

PostPosted: Sun Apr 30, 2017 9:47 pm
by tugboatcath
As the owner I can assure you the France-Hayhurst is not neglected and is in the process of a repaint above water before drydocking later this year. She currently provides a base for the Marine Radio Museum Society and is operational. She takes an active part in Albert Dock events and is a National Historic Ship. She has a fascinating history, closely documented and is much loved. Take a closer look next time NorthEast.

Re: France-Hayhurst

PostPosted: Mon May 01, 2017 6:21 am
by northeast
Sorry tugboatcath, it was my first impression on a viewing compared with a year or two earlier. If she is in process of a repaint and further attention then fine, and your attention to this fine old vessel is much appreciated by one who has been involved in a similar project! Look forward to seeing her spruced up on my next visit to Albert Dock!