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Barge Harriett

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Harriett: Last of the Kennet Barges by Stuart Bryan & Judith Hague

Harriett was built in 1898 in the hamlet of Honey Street, on the Kennett and Avon Canal between Devizes and Pewsey, She spent much of her working life with Fred Ashmead & Sons of Bristol Docks before being deposited at Purton in the 1950s.

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Harriett in the Purton barge graveyard on 24th May 1992