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12 135 Former Grand Union Canal Carrying Co. Town Class 'Bilster' at Little Venice, London. | by Clive G'
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12 135 Former Grand Union Canal Carrying Co. Town Class 'Bilster' at Little Venice, London.

08/06/12: Courtesy of fellow Flickrite R-P-M.:

 

"'Bilster' is a Large Woolwich type, built by Harland & Wolff in 1936. There is in fact no town in Britain called Bilster and this boat is one of a handful of Grand Union boats that were given mis-spelled names. It is thought it was probably meant to be "Bilston". The theory goes that the list of names was dictated to a Harland & Wolff clerk via telephone and he either mis-heard the name owing to the poor phone line or he confused it in his head with the previous name in the list, Bicester."

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Taken on June 8, 2012