Frank and Daphne had often passed through and moored here at Trinity. They’d got to know many a kind a face, in particular they remember Christine Dallas and Sharon Woodward. Frank remembers watching Sharons own Father come out of the office at Trinity Motors and start helping dig out the Marina himself! Frank and Daphne watched the Marina grow from a towpath to a 140 birth Marina. They had always felt at home here and were always greeted with a cup of tea and a cake.
The staff here at Trinity had always made Frank, Daphne and Beneva at home. They were welcomed warmly and never felt like they were just another moorer.
Franks story is typical of a moorers experience here.
So what of Beneva now? Sadly Daphne passed away on board her beloved Beneva 2 years ago in her husbands arms. The loss has proved too great for Frank to continue living aboard so he made the decision to sell her.

He sadly made his last journey to Hinckley Marina where, he knew she would be looked after by his friends here. Christine Dallas took delivery of her at 4pm in the evening and by 5.30pm she had been sold! Beneva is now back up on the Lancaster Canal where she will be no doubt loved by her new owners as much as Frank and Daphne did for 19 years.

“I couldn’t have asked for a better life if I’d written it down and asked for it”- Frank Johnson

Frank Johnson

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