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 Ipswich Docks, date 1950s or 1960s - left is sailing barge ORINOCO.



The picture got Ron Green thinking:

Fortunately the two barges in the picture with ORINOCO are flying the Cranfield Bros house flags, blowing in a stiff breeze, so it's down to bow badges. The barge on the inside berth is SPINAWAY C and the one in the outer berth has a wheelhouse and therefore an engine. Cranfields ...
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Ipswich Docks, date 1950s or 1960s - left is sailing barge ORINOCO.

The picture got Ron Green thinking:
Fortunately the two barges in the picture with ORINOCO are flying the Cranfield Bros house flags, blowing in a stiff breeze, so it's down to bow badges. The barge on the inside berth is SPINAWAY C and the one in the outer berth has a wheelhouse and therefore an engine. Cranfields put engines in six of their barges including ORINOCO. I have ruled out ETHEL and GLADYS as they are not their bow badges. DANNEBROG was sold to Pauls in 1967 to replace GRAVELINES 1 which was lost in the Thames. Depending on the date date taken it could be her, but I don't think so, that leaves BERIC and KIMBERLEY which I think is the most likely.

Photo by Alf Jefferies shared by his daughter Lynn Ballard.
Date: c1960      


Photo: Mersea Museum - Alf Jefferies
Image ID AJ01_301


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This image is part of the Mersea Museum Collection.