Happy Birthday Bill Middy

Long standing friend Bill Middleton and one of the last remaining regular barge skippers to run to Newark is 91 today. As he is staying with a relative in Knottingley I had a run up there to have a yarn and a pint with him. I collected member and also a former tanker skipper Frank Major and we called at the Waterways Museum at Goole, then went to the former Harkers shipyard and then on to see Bill.100_3009  Left to right, Frank Major, Les and Bill–birthday treat sausage and mash and a lager.