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Gifford 1959

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Photo: Graham Guest.  Reproduced in Narrowboat Magazine Spring 2006.

The horse drawn Gifford in Spon Lane top Lock returning to Oldbury in 1959 with tar from Walsall gasworks.  Ben Smith is standing on the right; his wife is at the tiller, whilst her son Jack Taylor is looking after ‘Nigger’ the horse.  Gifford remained horse drawn around the BCN until 1963.  Information courtesy of Alan Faulkner.

     © Graham Nurser 2012