Jason was built at a cost of £325.  She passed to Barlows in October 1935 when Nelson gave up his own fleet and was then sold to John James in 1950 to become the original trip boat that was put on as part of the 1951 Festival of Britain attractions.    The venture was launched by the actress Beryl Reid on 5th May 1951.  being a wooden boat she had a limited life and was replaced by the iron composite Portugal (in 1966?).  That was renamed Jason and is still in service today.   

Information from Alan Faulkner in ‘Letters to the Editor’  Narrowboat Magazine Winter 2007

Sale to John James mentioned in second notebook

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