BALDER is a Humber Keel built by Richard Dunston at Thorne in 1938. She was built for Henry Scarr Ltd 1938, for whom she worked for a number of years. She worked on the River Trent as a commercial barge up to 1975. She was then converted to a house boat, still with her engine. She was became badly neglected, but was eventually re-commissioned by her present owner. She is now in full commission and is subject to regular survey. She was steamed down from Grimsby to the Medway during summer 2019.
BALDER is a Humber Keel built by Richard Dunston at Thorne in 1938.
BALDER was built as a Humber Keel by Richard Dunston at Thorne
Worked on the River Trent as a commercial barge
Converted to a house boat with her engine retained
Became badly neglected but eventually re-commissioned by present owner
Steamed from Grimsby to Medway during summer. In full commission and subject to regular survey
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