Jubilee was built by Yarwoods at Northwich as a horse drawn boat for Midlands & Coast Ltd. It was converted to a motor boat in 1935 by Harris Brothers of Netherton. 

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Mike Partridge operated Jubilee as a coal and diesel boat for a few years, and was based at Stoke Bruerne on the Grand Union Canal. He used to come up to Awbridge to load a few times a year. 

Mike has now converted Jubilee to live on.

Mikes’ business was taken over by Jules Fuels (Towcester & Bideford) a few years ago.

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