From when her order was first place to the current owner.
Order placed with Isaac Pimblott & Sons Ltd., Northwich for 3 all steel motor and butty pairs (EFFINGHAM @ £3949.0).
(built under Isaac Pimblott & Sons Ltd. Yard No. 780 – nominal dimensions given as 71’0” x 6’10½” x 4’3”)
Building of Effingham began
Effingham was launched into the River Weaver, Northwich. Health registered at Northwich, allocated number 111
cabin approved for habitation for 3 adults or 2 adults & 2
children – company address given on certificate was Port of Lime Street Chambers, Liverpool 1
Delivered to British Transport Waterways for use in their North Western Division (Southern) carrying fleet.
(engine: Parsons Merganser air cooled 2 cylinder diesel 20hp @ 1500 r.p.m., Parsons manual reverse / reduction gearbox)
no fleet number allocated (intended butty FROBISHER)
Paired with Lincoln, Steered by J. Hollinshead
Paired with Frobisher, Steered by J. Hollinshead
Paired with Exeter, Steered by J. Hollinshead
Paired with Benbow, Steered By J. Hollinshead
Paired with Dory. Photographed part way down Cheshire Locks.
Owner became British Waterways Board
British Waterways Board North Western Division carrying fleet terminated
Effignham filmed going up Anderton Boat lift, Steered By Jim Bradley
Hired to Seymour Roseblade, Leicester for a one off trip, collecting timber from Boston for delivery to Leicester. Paired with Drake or Frobisher
Willow Wren Canal Transport Services Ltd. takes over several boats from British Waterways.
Willow Wren Canal Transport Services Ltd. North West Carrying Services terminated
Alan Galley and Jack Taylor Trading as Anderton Canal Carrying Company hired the terminated Willow Wren Canal Transport Services Ltd. North West Carrying boats
Paired with Keppel, Steered by Jack Tolley.
Photographed at Preston Brook
Taken to Ellesmere Port as part of British Waterway maintenance boat.
Allocated British Waterways Board Index number 501338
Allocated British Waterways Board asset number 80081
Offer for sale on internet auction by Henry Butcher on behalf of British Waterways
Withdrawn from auction, due to awareness of Effinghams Historic value.
British Waterways Board State of disposal to Organisation only
Photographed sunken Effingham at Bridge 106 on the Montgomery Canal
Planned to be restored at Tyseley Railway Museum, Birmingham.
Restoration Failed. Stored near Burton upon Trent
Returned to British Waterway Board
Offer for Sale by Goindustry DoveBid internet auction on behalf of British Waterways Board
Sold to Langley Mill as Restoration project.
Put up for sale via Apollo Duck website
Sold to Current Owner, Devon Shepherd
Extend 'Pod' cut off, turning Effingham back to how she orginal was