Our old button fender was disintegrating after nearly four years of rubbing it’s nose against the gate whilst in the locks. We went into Tradline in Braunston to buy a new one but the chap who made them was off work with a bad back. Anyway we encountered nb Panda Julienne and bought one at a very reasonable price from him. We also bought some small tyre fenders from nb Tranquility as we found they were much better than the ‘dead rat type’ side fenders we used to use! We like to support the narrow-boat traders whenever we can, as they provide a very useful service while continuously cruising the canal system.