Working the Waterways: NarrowBoat, Winter 2016
Christopher M Jones
Chris M. Jones studies images of second-hand craft that were operated by L.B. Faulkner in their previous owners’ liveries until they could be repainted in his own colours.
Although some canal boats were bought new and stayed with their original owners until the end of their working lives, many were acquired second-hand from boatbuilders or other carriers. After changing hands, a lot were put to work still carrying their previous livery, which they continued to wear until their next docking. Canal-carrier L.B. Faulkner of Leighton Buzzard bought many second-hand boats and, as we shall see, sometimes carried out this practice.…