I had a text from Stephen and Jayne on Dolce Far Niente earlier, saying there was a photo of Briar Rose in the January issue of Towpath Talk. I looked up the online edition, and there it was, on page 17, being used to illustrate a promotion for the new Cropredy Marina.
I'd love to know when this picture was taken. Judging by how shiny the original paintwork was, I think the boat wasn't very old. It's not the previous owner steering, either. I suppose it could have been his dad, who used to go boating with him; but it could be the original owner, who had the boat only a year or so. Either way, it's nice to have a picture from BR's past