A Narrow Boat on White Street

Let’s get the difficulty out of the way to start with. This is White Street, Market Lavington and the year is about 1998.

We see a canal narrow boat, making its slow and cautious way down White Street and into the centre of Market Lavington.

A narrow boat on White Street, Market Lavington in about 1998.

The boat has come from the Mount Pleasant Yard at the foot of Lavington Hill. At that time boats like this were put together at the yard from where they had a difficult journey on a lorry before they could be lowered into water.  A full length narrow boat is some 70 feet long and just 7 feet wide.

There is still industrial activity at the yard. These machines were photographed there in 2009.

Machinery in Mount Pleasant Yard, Market Lavington in 2009

Narrow boats do not seem to be in production there any more.


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