Friday, 29 June 2012 12:49
ROSE Skinner, who along with her late husband Jack, who helped save the Oxford Canal from closure, has died
They married in 1946, and after this delivered coal from Warwickshire collieries to Oxford and the power station at Osney in their motor boat Kent, and its butty boat Forget Me Not, Alan Tilbury tells us.
Could still carry traffic
It was during 1955 that they took their motor boat Redshank and its butty Greenshank, along the Oxford Canal in order to prove that it was still able to carry traffic—preventing the waterway from being closed. In the picture is Rose with Sonia Rolt.
They left they waterways in 1963 moving into a canal-side cottage on the Oxford Canal at Kidlington.