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Employees at the Dock

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Painters (1)

Another tradition maintained by Blue Line was the boat painter’s art.

Photograph: R H Stephens collection - Ron Hamblin

Fenders (1)

Making fenders at the Braunston yard in Barlow’s time.  This tradition was carried on whilst the yard was in Blue Line’s ownership. (Barlow’s: Alan Faulkner)

Photograph: R H Stephens collection

One boatman who was working for Samuel Barlow as a boatman in the 1950s was Charlie Foster.  He was on the Jam’ole run with Tiger and Mary.  In 1954 he had Beatty as well, after a fault with Tiger’s electrics.  (Source: Andy Matthews)

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