S&CCCo tiller

Saturday was the HNBC auction of canal antiques, and as Committee members (James is now East Rep and I am Press Officer) we had agreed to go and help out. It was held in Weston, near Stafford.

We had our eyes on just one piece: a Severn and Canal horse boat/butty tiller, used to steer an unpowered boat
It’s stamped with S&CCCo and painted with No1. It was the second last item, and several other tillers had already been sold but this one had extra rarity value. We’d set a budget and stuck to it, and managed to get it for the highest price we’d been prepared to pay.

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It will hang in our living room, opposite the 1933 rowing blade, and we will treasure it.

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Categories: My Favourite Finds, Out and About | 3 Comments

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3 thoughts on “S&CCCo tiller

  1. Hi Amy & James,
    That tiller looks mighty fine, I’m sure you’ll treasure it I bet it could tell a few tales.

    Nice pictures to.

    Ade

  2. “Hang it in the living room?????”

    Doubtful.

    I fully expect James is already trawling the web for an unloved S&CCCo butty to fit it on……..

    🙂

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