1974 – 5 Bainton


Boat:  Bainton, camping boat from Union Canal Carriers at Braunston

Crews:  Bainton –  Duncan, Gwen, Hugh, Jim, Mark (plus others?)

Route:  Braunston, Napton Junction, Oxford Canal to Oxford and return to Braunston



Bainton at Napton locks

Aground on the Oxford Canal

Aynho lock

Cherwell lock

Claydon Top Lock



Gwen, Mark and Hugh at Aynho Lock

Lift bridge on the Oxford Canal

The “Great Western at Aynho



1. Mark was sent into a Morrell’s pub to find out if it sold real ale or whether it was on “top pressure”.  The landlord enthusiastically said yes, thinking that was the answer Mark was hoping for. We didn’t go in.

2. The boat hit a bridge on the Oxford Canal causing quite severe structural damage. We also managed to break the long shaft and had to pay for it.


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