|Frst published 2nd June 2012. Re-published 5th June with an improved definition photo|
The canal boat hire industry is alive and well in our town, and Middlewich Narrowboats, the firm which has links back to the halcyon days of canal carrying, as explained here, is under new management and obviously in the hands of people with a lot of enthusiasm for the company and its traditions, as well as for the country's canal network, past and present..
Recently the company launched a new hire boat, named Oak, following the tradition of naming boats after types of tree.
The official launch ceremony was performed by Congleton MP Fiona Bruce who has taken a great interest in Middlewich since her election.
Cliff's photograph shows the assembled company celebrating the birth of Oak.
SEE ALSO: MIDDLEWICH NARROWBOATS
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