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Dumb Hopper

Laden dumb hopper

Dumb hoppers behind the tug

Tug and hoppers passing the CHUB


Until 1997 dumb hoppers operated by  British Waterways was the only method  of transporting the mud to Purton.

Since 1997 both dumb and motor hoppers were used for this work.

The tug used to tow 3 hoppers, each crewed by two men,  on the trip to and from Gloucester to Purton.


Gloucester Docks

Photomarine . Sharpness Shipping . Links . Gloucester Shipyard