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Old 14th September 2009, 02:15
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When Richard Abel & Sons Ltd purchased the Rossendale to convert to a sand saction dredger she had large shearlegs for'rard. Can anyone tell me what her previous name was, and for what purpose she was used. I remember her lying in Canning Dock Liverpool and she had an open wheelhouse. Her first skipper was Frank Atkins from Widnes and her last skipper was Eddie Milburn from Liverpool. My father Frank Le Couteur frm Runcorn was her Chief Engineer. Richard Abel's were brought out by Hoveringham Gravel's of Nottingham in the late 1960's, however, I am currently reading a fine book titled "T.R. Brown of Bristol" and it states on page 86 "Both Richard Abel and William Coopers had been taken over by RMC and Tarmac, and in 1999 Norwest Sand & Ballast had entered into this partnership". Can anyone shed any light on this?

Eddie Milburn did I believe become the mate on one of Norwest Sand & Ballast dredgers the Norwest after Hoveringham Gravel's disposed of their Liverpool operations.

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Old 22nd November 2015, 15:57
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When Richard Abel & Sons Ltd purchased the Rossendale to convert to a sand saction dredger she had large shearlegs for'rard. Can anyone tell me what her previous name was, and for what purpose she was used. I remember her lying in Canning Dock Liverpool and she had an open wheelhouse. Her first skipper was Frank Atkins from Widnes and her last skipper was Eddie Milburn from Liverpool. My father Frank Le Couteur frm Runcorn was her Chief Engineer. Richard Abel's were brought out by Hoveringham Gravel's of Nottingham in the late 1960's, however, I am currently reading a fine book titled "T.R. Brown of Bristol" and it states on page 86 "Both Richard Abel and William Coopers had been taken over by RMC and Tarmac, and in 1999 Norwest Sand & Ballast had entered into this partnership". Can anyone shed any light on this?

Eddie Milburn did I believe become the mate on one of Norwest Sand & Ballast dredgers the Norwest after Hoveringham Gravel's disposed of their Liverpool operations.

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Frank Le Couteur
hi cant help on the RMC and Tarmac, and in 1999 Norwest Sand & Ballast had entered into this partnership".issue but i was a engine room lad on the LUNESDALE we loaded the rossindale often she was a carrier i remember eddy milburn and the egineer Frank Le Couteur she carried cargo to westbank widnes there were rumors of coverting her into a suction dredger but hoveringham took over after a while our we got finished if you want any more information if i can help i was only 17 then i would like to keep in touch if thats ok my email (
(frankpool2003@hotmail.com)

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Old 22nd November 2015, 16:51
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Old 22nd November 2015, 17:26
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hi remember the MONSENDALE iwas on the LUNESDALE.
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Old 22nd November 2015, 17:27
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Old 22nd November 2015, 17:33
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would love to see photographs of these vessels also of coopers and norwest sand and ballast think HOVERINHAM had a couple of vessels to.
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