Frank and Daphne married in 1958. Both keen campers they shared many camping and caravanning holidays all across the UK. They loved the outdoors and the people they met.
When Frank retired they made the decision to buy a narrowboat. They wanted desperately to try the boating life and so they decided to test the water.
Their boat was built in Devizes. She was beautifully fitted out and had everything Frank and Daphne could need. Beneva was launched. Named after Daphne’s parents, Ely Benjamin and Eva Whitehouse, she was ready for what turned out to be 19 years of blissful boating adventures for Frank and Daphne.
Fast forward 4 years. By this time Beneva had travelled the canals from Liverpool to Leeds, Merseyside to Nottingham. Frank and Daphne lived on the towpath. Not needing long term moorings as they were never stood still for long enough, they moored up at Hinckley.