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Still on holiday.
30 May 2016 at 7:04pm
I am sure you are all on the edge of your seats awaiting the update from the scintillating travels of the Great Holiday day whatever.  Somerton Deep is as picturesque and exciting as ever.

I ...

long awaited photographs: Barton Abbey
30 May 2016 at 11:41am
Here they are....

Holidays Day 1..2... whatever
29 May 2016 at 8:18pm
Time to dust the old blogger scape down and get blogging about my holidays.  HOLIDAYS! A REAL HOLIDAY! I LOVE holidays and I am loving this holiday. Once I recovered from carrying too much shopping...

Happy Birthday Maffi!
3 Dec 2015 at 10:18am

New Chimney
19 Oct 2015 at 8:50am
There is nothing like a new chimney to shake of the cobwebs of the old blog. 

It is that time of year again and the chimney maker and I headed up to Alrewas yesterday to see the old mucker to giv...

Shipton Chimney comes tumbling down
1 Sep 2015 at 4:35pm

Not doing the beans.
27 Jun 2015 at 6:53pm

Once again the annual trek to do the broad beans has involved staring at the mass and rejoicing. They are not ripe.  We even came a week later to show willing, but still they are not ripe.    Unf...

Pottering about in the van
21 Jun 2015 at 5:46pm
This weekend see's me on the shake down whatsit of 'The Van'.  I won't be the first (or last) person to be inspired by a play, let alone Alan Bennett, but when I saw 'The Lady in the Van' I was ins...

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A quick word from our last customer...

"Great job Chris and Laura! It was a pleasure to do business with you. The boat looks fantastic, in fact better than when we bought new in 1995. You would never believe it was 18 years old! We will promote OBPC when the opportunity arises. Rock on dude - with your acoustic! :)"

Here at Oxon Boat Painting we are dedicated to producing some of the finest craftmanship on the Canal Network. This means we have produced some of the best painted boats around!

A fully rounded preliminary service is available to our customers including:
• Free no obligation estimates
• Free consultations
• Planning and Scheduling

Our Narrowboat Painting services include:
• Bare metal repaints
• Traditional Coach Painting by brush
• Traditional Canal Decoration
• Signwriting
• Blacking (Bitumen)
• Blacking (2 pack Epoxy Pitch).

Above Left: Narrowboat Hannah
Above Right: Mark Phelps (OBPCo. Contractor)
Below Left: Narrowboat Royden
Below Right: Chris Weston (OBPCo. Owner)

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Latest news, videos and pictures from Oxon.

Oxon in Waterways W
Dynamic Photographer and Journalist Tony Jones gets down to the nity grity and asks 'what is the real cost of owning a Narrowboat?'.

In his November article he asks Oxon what kind of money traditional Boat Painters are charging for their services. A thoroughly informative and pleasant read, Tony's article can be found here.


Oxon featured on Channel 5
In March 2009 we were contacted by Twofour Broadcast in regard to re-painting the superb cruising Hotel and Restaurant boat the African Queen for the Channel Five programme 'The Hotel Inspector'.

We gave the boat a complete repaint using Blakes paints.
The programme about the African Queen airs on August 10th 2009.

The African Queen website

Historic Motor 'Snipe'
We are very proud to announce that we have just completed a re-paint for the famous historic Narrowboat the Snipe. Snipe is one of the eight Cowburn and Cowpar motors built by Yarwoods around 1934/35....