Saturday 28-November-2017 is Sculptor's 82nd birthday

Sculptor - a boat built by boat builders rather than a boat built by ship builders - and so much more elegant for that.

Sculptor is a 'Star' class boat named for the Sculptor Constellation
Sculptor on ITV Anglia - 22-September-2014
Sculptor on BBC Look East 16-October-2014
Sculptor on Narrowboatworld

Sunday, 27 December 2015

Whilst I was away

I (Kathryn) have sadly been away in Northampton General Hospital (NGH) having a broken right hip (broken 6-November) put back together but was allowed home on 23-December.  However Sculptor has continued to be looked after and used.

We did manage to cover Sculptor's 80th birthday - to that end next year's Braunston Historic Weekend is dedicated to Grand Union boats because all those that remain are either over 80 or will attain the age of 80 by the middle of 2017 - the huge increase in boats was between 1935 and 1937.

Sculptor took part in the Friends of The Canal Museum Illuminated Boats and carols event on 12-December - it was a really lovely event (as in fact it always is).

There have been a couple of occasions when Sculptor has had to be taken down to either the A508 or, as she was recently, to the River Tove (the River Tove joins the canal just below Stoke Bruerne bottom lock) in order to have her facing north when outside The Canal Museum which is the preferred position as it means the Museum staff can see her cabin and doors easily. Also it is very easy to wind her at the winding hole just short of the tunnel if we are going south but if she is facing south and we want to go north it is quite a job to wind at the A508 or reverse her up to the winding hole.

I am sure there will be some updates to this post as I am only updating it from memory of what I have been told happened during my enforced stay in NGH.

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