I’ve spent a fair amount of time on YouTube just sucking up anything to do with historic boats or the history of the cut. You can imagine how excitedly squeaky I got when I saw this video, around 4.27 minutes in.
That’s us. Well, not us personally, obviously, but the boat in her BW hire guise, Water Valiant. She may not have been very forthcoming as a 71 footer but she seemed to be quite outgoing when she’d lost a bit of weight! She even appears over Alan Herd’s shoulder in one of the Narrowboat Dover do-over videos.