Monday, 28 August 2017


Itchen ferry Nellie moored at Itchen Ferry, or at least pretty much in that location as the ferry is long gone replaced by the Itchen bridge linking Woolston to Southampton, but the foreshore just upriver from the bridge will be very familiar to this local boat.

Nellie was built in 1862 by Dan Hatcher at his Belvidere boatyard in Southampton and is one of the few original Itchen ferry types to survive today.

Following a fire she was purchased and repaired by Henry Banks whose family cared used the boat up to the 1950's.

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