Thomas Clayton (Oldbury) Ltd., Oldbury
- Reference Number: PHS/1222
- PreviousNumbers: 6830
- PreviousNumbers: IP 165
- Date: 1958
- Level: Item
- Extent: 1 item
- History Note: Thomas Clayton Ltd was set up in 1889 and changed its name to Thomas Clayton (Oldbury) Ltd in 1904. It took over the special liquid carrying business established earlier by William Clayton, when the remainder of his business was incorporated into Fellows, Morton & Clayton Ltd. Claytons carried petroleum, oil and tar, and the boats were known locally as the "Black Boats". The company ceased operations in 1966, and its wharf was drained and filled in when construction of the elevated section of the M5 motorway, near Stone Street began.
- Description: A black and white photograph of the Thomas Clayton (Oldbury) Ltd Boatyard, Tat Bank Road, Oldbury. A close up view of the paintwork on the narrowboat "Spey".
- Access Status: Open
- Contact: Sandwell Archives, Sandwell Community History and Archives Service
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