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Post-FMC History

Date

 

Action

Owner

 

Name

 

Source

7.1947

 

To E Thomas

E Thomas

 

 

 

 

undated

 

change of owner to E Thomas on GS BCN 1236

E Thomas

 

 

 

 

 

 

Renamed STAR

 

 

STAR

 

 

Early 1962

 

To John Pinder as SALAMANDER ex "private person" as houseboat conversion fitted with Scammell Scarab petrol/paraffin engine.

J Pinder

 

SALAMANDER

 

John Pinder 18.3.01

17.8.1962

 

Attended Stourbridge Rally

J Pinder

 

SALAMANDER

 

John Pinder 18.3.01/BH

1963

 

De converted to camping boat with extended cabin in steel and hold under canvas.

J Pinder

 

SALAMANDER

 

John Pinder 18.3.01

1965-1967

 

Scarab out and 15hp Bolinder ex T. Clayton's SEVERN in but not fully fitted

J Pinder

 

SALAMANDER

 

John Pinder 18.3.01

1967

 

Bolinder replaced with Ford 4D engine and renamed THE KING

J Pinder

 

THE KING

 

John Pinder 18.3.01

13.7.1968

 

at Hopwood

J Pinder

 

THE KING

 

AB

13.12.1969

 

at Hopwood

J Pinder

 

THE KING

 

AB

10.2.1972

 

to John Clenshaw and Barbara Card for 900 without engine

Card/Clenshaw

 

THE KING

 

Barbara Card 21.4.01

12.3.1972

 

request from J Clenshaw for Registration Doc copy & reply 24.3.1972

Card/Clenshaw

 

THE KING

 

Chris Jones 24.2.01

20.7.1972

 

Arrived at Charity Dock

Card/Clenshaw

 

 

 

Barbara Card 10.6.01

1972/1974

 

Work at Joe Gilbert, Charity Dock by Jess Owen: Steel bottom (replacing wooden) steel kelson, counter replaced. New wooden full length cabin. Petter 12 hp single cylinder No on flywheel 211811 Propeller no good. Unit borrowed from Tim Higton (WFB)

Card/Clenshaw

 

THE KING

 

Barbara Card 21.4.01

19.4.1974

 

Left Charity Dock. Within 10 days, rams head broke,stern tube seized, engine controls broken. Dry dock at Hatton on way to Paddington

Card/Clenshaw

 

THE KING

 

Barbara Card 10.6.01

1975

 

New propeller fitted, loaned propeller returned to Tim Higton (WFB Co)

Card/Clenshaw

 

THE KING

 

Barbara Card 10.6.01

15.10.1977

 

passing Batchworth (with Fazeley)

Card/Clenshaw

 

THE KING

 

AB

22.4.1978

 

at Paddington. Also 9.9.1978 with JP2 CS 50734

Card/Clenshaw

 

THE KING

 

AB

16.10.1978

 

at Paddington 6.11.1978; 20.11.1978; 4.12.1978; 21.12.1978; 6.7.1979; 30.7.1979; 7.1.1980

Card/Clenshaw

 

THE KING

 

AB

14.8.1980

 

on Lee Navigation

Card/Clenshaw

 

THE KING

 

AB

1.1981

 

at Paddington. Also 20.2.1981

Card/Clenshaw

 

THE KING

 

AB

9.10.1982

 

at Battlebridge. Also 16.10.1982

Card/Clenshaw

 

THE KING

 

AB

29.1.1986

 

at Paddington. Also 29.1.1986; 16.10.1986; 2.4.1988

Card/Clenshaw

 

THE KING

 

AB

5.1990

 

at Paddington

Card/Clenshaw

 

THE KING

 

AB

1991

 

To Mark & Claire Booth

Booth

 

THE KING

 

Chris Jones 24.2.01

Nov 1994

 

JP2 out Gardner 4LW in

Booth

 

THE KING

 

Mark Booth 3.01

9.1995

 

Article describing THE KING for sale 29,500

Booth

 

THE KING

 

WW 9.1995

5.4.1996

 

Hull survey on Hillmorton Dock by Trevor Whitling

Booth

 

THE KING

 

Chris Jones 24.2.01

4.1996

 

to David Strutt and Mike Hudson via Tim Higton at WFB

Strutt/Hudson

 

THE KING

 

Chris Jones 24.2.01

1996

 

Forepeak modified to take gas cylinders. Wooden foredeck replaced with steel

Strutt/Hudson

 

THE KING

 

David Strutt 6.01

18.5.1997

 

Hull survey by Trevor Whitling

Strutt/Hudson

 

THE KING

 

Chris Jones 24.2.01

18.7.1997

 

to Chris Jones for 27,000

C Jones

 

THE KING

 

Chris Jones 24.2.01

5.2000

 

Photographed at Nelson Lock, Braunston BW 60833

C Jones

 

THE KING

 

RT

10.10.2003

 

To Graham & Sue Russell via Tim Higton at WFB

Russell

 

THE KING

 

Chris Jones 22.10.03

19.10.2003

 

At Olympus Narrowboats at Lostock Gralam for repaint

Russell

 

THE KING

 

Graham Russell 19.10.03

Mid 2006

 

Gardner 4LW engine replaced by a 1935 Gardner 2LW at Barry Hawkins yard at Atherstone.  Boat returned to Anderton Marina

Russell

 

THE KING

 

Graham Russell 31.12.2006

3.3.2009

 

Now moored at Church Minshull

Russell

 

THE KING

 

Graham Russell 3.3.09

1.2015

 

To Matt & Rebekah Parrott

Parrott

 

THE KING

 

Matt Parrott 4.11.2015

 

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