BEECH was built by Fellow's, Morton & Clayton ltd, at their Uxbridge yard in 1935. While working for FMC she was paired with the butty ELSIE. She was in regular service with the company until the 1st of January 1949 when FMC were taken over the British transport commission. In 1962 she was bought by the Kennet Carrying Company where she was used to carry furniture between Shepperton and Shiplake on the River Thames. She later fell in to a state of disrepair and was then acquire by Ken Ward who tragically died before restoration was completed. She was restored at Charity Dock in 1986. Her original semi-diesel Bolinder engine is now in the boat museum at Stoke Bruerne.
Built by Fellow's, Morton & Clayton Ltd
Bought by the Kennet Carrying Company
Restored at Charity Dock in 1986.
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