Tyseley

built 1937 by Yarwood, W J & Sons Ltd, Northwich

Designated ensign Designated house flag

1439

Registered


Cargo Vessel

Barge


Huddersfield


Commercial Activity

Commercial trade


More information required


No

No


16/03/1999

07/04/2009


Web site

www.mikron.org.uk

Propulsion

Motor

Diesel


1985

None


None


Dimensions

To be confirmed

6.85 feet (2.09 metres)


71.80 feet (21.90 metres)

2.98 feet (0.91 metres)


0.00


History

TYSELEY is a narrow boat, commissioned by the Grand Union Canal Carrying Company Ltd. (GUCCCL) and built by W.J.Yarwood & Sons Ltd. at Northwich in 1937. She was registered at Rickmansworth as number 149 and worked as fleet number 183. She was one of the Town Class designs and her hull is of riveted steel. She has a pointed bow and a counter stern. Her current engine is a Russell Newbury DM2 water cooled diesel, two cylinders and 18 brake horsepower, made in 1985. She worked for GUCCCL until she passed under the ownership of British Waterways, finishing her commercial days on the cement run from Long Itchington to Camp Hill. From 1937 to 1954, the Brooks family ran TYSELEY. Her butties included UTTOXETER, ACHILLES, BORDESLEY, BRIGHTON and BARNES. Subsequently, TYSELEY was owned by Midland Canal Transport and then was converted to become the first ever restaurant boat based at Thrupp on the South Oxford Canal. Since 1975, she has been the base and publicity vehicle for a touring theatre company.

Key dates

  1. 1937 Narrowboat built by W.J. Yarwood & Sons at Northwich
  2. 1937 to 1954 Worked by the Brooks family on the cement run from Long Itchington to Camp Hill
  3. 1960s? Subsequently ownerd by Midland Canal Transport
  4. 1963 Ownership passed from GUCCC to British Waterways
  5. 1970s? Converted to restaurant boat based at Thrup on South Oxford Canal
  6. 1975 In use by Mikron Theatre Company
  7. 1979 Purchased by theatre company as their home and publicity vehicle
If you are the owner of the vessel and would like to provide more details or updated information please contact info@nationalhistoricships.org.uk

hawse eye:

tubular metal fitting in the bows of a vessel through which the anchor cable passes