Wood Work

Portfolio showing just some of the work undertaken by the wood work team including new fit outs and restoration of narrowboats.

  • Admiral

    Admiral was built by W. J. Yarwood and Sons of Northwich of iron composite construction. She was shortened in more recent years to 57ft and has since been lengthened to 60ft. She was brought to Brinklow for Rex to add the wood work to the s…

  • Dragon

    Dragon was built by W. J. Yarwood and Sons of Northwich in 1935 of iron composite construction and registered at Birmingham number 1476. She has now been returned to original condition including the fitting of a new elm bottom, a riveted en…

  • Greenock

    Greenock is a 'Big Woolwich' motor built in 1936 by Harland & Wolff as part of the town class fleet of the Grand Union Canal Carrying Company. She passed into the British Waterways carrying fleet in 1948 and was later leased to Willow W…

  • Regulus

    Radiant and Regulus were the first pair of "middle northwich" boats built in 1935, built with rounded chines and a vee bottom. Regulus has had a varied life and remained derelict for a number of years during the 1960s. Regulus is now reunit…

  • Sculptor

    Sculptor is a 1935, Grand Union Canal Carrying Company motor boat built by Yarwoods of Northwich. She is now owned by the Boat Museum and based at Stoke Bruerne. Sculptor was brought to Brinklow for a new wooden bottom, below are a number o…

  • Astraea

    Astraea was built by Brinklow, full details of her build can be found here. Rex Wain has now built a wooden cratch to complete the Little Woolwich remake.

  • Laurel

    As well as significant rebuild of the counter and footings of Laurel by the steel work team at Brinklow, Laurel has also had more than half of the wooden bottoms replaced with new boards and a new keelson in the hold. New wooden back deck a…