Motor barge PARFIELD was built by Yarwoods of Northwich in 1952. Her official number was 184854. Her hull is riveted and she has a bluff bow and counter stern. Her engine is an inboard diesel made by Gardner; model L3, with four cylinders and eighty horsepower at 800 rpm. PARFIELD worked for twenty-five years on the Manchester Ship Canal carrying general cargo. Her main freight was taking grain to the Kellogg’s Cornflake Factory on the Bridewater Canal in Trafford Park. She has been sympathetically converted for extensive cruising and is the only remaining barge built by Yarwoods.
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