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Expert leggers Daniel Jinks and Ernest Wood. Photo by Roy Spencer. The two men demonstrate the process of ‘legging’ through Barnton Tunnel on the Trent and Mersey Canal. Early canal tunnels had no tow-paths, so to propel the boat through the. Vintage Photographs, Vintage Photos, Antique Photos, Old Pictures, Old Photos, Brave, The Old Days, Interesting History, British History

13 Things I Found on the Internet Today (Vol. CCXVIII)

1. Victorian Portraits of Women Breastfeeding It may seem strange that the Victorian era with its heavily layered clothing and modesty would have not decried these photographs as obscenity, so it’s important to consider the personal meaning of a daguerreotype. These were not public images, but

Miss March makes a cup of tea on board her narrowboat the 'HEATHER BELL' in 1942 Canal Boat Interior, Boating License, Miss March, Canal Barge, Dutch Barge, Build Your Own Boat, Boat Stuff, Narrowboat, Boat Plans

WOMEN RUN A BOAT: LIFE ON BOARD THE CANAL BARGE 'HEATHER BELL', 1942

On the roof deck of the 'HEATHER BELL', Miss March pours water from a brightly coloured can into the kettle to make a cup of tea.

Miss March makes a cup of tea on board her narrowboat the 'HEATHER BELL' in 1942 Canal Boat Interior, Boating License, Miss March, Canal Barge, Dutch Barge, Build Your Own Boat, Boat Stuff, Narrowboat, Boat Plans

WOMEN RUN A BOAT: LIFE ON BOARD THE CANAL BARGE 'HEATHER BELL', 1942

On the roof deck of the 'HEATHER BELL', Miss March pours water from a brightly coloured can into the kettle to make a cup of tea.

Broad Street Basin, Birmingham Main Line Canal, Wolverhampton, Birmingham Canal, Birmingham Airport, Birmingham England, Canal Barge, Canal Boat, Cruise Europe, Boat Painting, Narrowboat, Wolverhampton

Broad Street Basin, Birmingham Main Line Canal, Wolverhampton, date 1956, P/7337

This photograph is one from the large collection held by Wolverhampton Archives and Local Studies. Not all of the photographs from this collection are available online yet but you can find out more information about this photograph and see other items from the collection on the Black Country History website, blackcountryhistory.org/collections/getrecord/GB149_P_7337/ You can view the complete collection of photographs at the Archives at the Molineux Building…

Captioned: "Steam canal tug Powerful, owned by Thomas Clayton (Paddington) Ltd"… Barge Boat, Canal Barge, Canal Boat, London Pictures, Old Pictures, Old Photos, Old Boats, Small Boats, Steam Boats

Powerful - Images

Captioned: "Steam canal tug Powerful, owned by Thomas Clayton (Paddington) Ltd"

Inland voyage of discovery: Unique photos capture last generation to work Britain's industrial canals Narrowboat Interiors, Steam Boats, Old Photography, Boat Stuff, Canal Boat, Historical Images, People Of The World, Unique Photo, Canoe

Inland voyage of discovery: Unique photos capture last generation to work Britain's industrial canals

The new exhibition at the London Canal Museum includes pictures from the late 1940s and early 1950s before the use of the waterways changed forever.

Horse drawn canal boat on leeds liverpool canal Barge Boat, Canal Barge, Canal Boat, Liverpool Waterfront, Liverpool Docks, Old Boats, Boat Painting, Narrowboat, Horse Drawn

Canal boat horses | Canal & River Trust

A boatman was only as good as his horse, and they took great care of them.

Miss March pushes her narrowboat the 'HEATHER BELL' off from the canal bank during a journey carrying flour from Worcester to Tipton during Ministry of Information Photo Division Photographer Canal Barge, Canal Boat, Miss March, Narrowboat, Scenery, Street View, Journey, History, Worcester

WOMEN RUN A BOAT: LIFE ON BOARD THE CANAL BARGE 'HEATHER BELL', 1942

It is not always sunny on board the 'HEATHER BELL', and Miss March, standing at the tiller, keeps dry in oilskins and sou' wester when it rains. This photograph was taken from inside the cabin of the barge, looking out towards the tiller.

Caption: "Black and white photograph showing boat people on the H Sabey & Co… Canal Boats England, Boat Lift, London Pictures, Narrowboat, Fishing Boats, Old Photos, Britain, The Past, Aunt

Caption: "Black and white photograph showing boat people on the H Sabey & Co Paddington wide boats. The boats are stern to stern on the canal. People shown include Tom 'Cheshire' (real name Garner), Caroline Kendall nee Garner (mother of A Kendall), A Kendall in his mother's arms, Harry and Lizzie Bland (uncle and aunt of A Kendall)."

ABOYNE WITH NAME TAG - THE SYSTEM IN BLUE - Gallery - Canal World Discussion Forums Narrowboat Interiors, Steam Boats, Narrow Boat, Old Boats, Canal Boat, Houseboats, Stamford, Historical Images, Working Class

ABOYNE WITH NAME TAG

ABOYNE WITH NAME TAG - THE SYSTEM IN BLUE - Gallery - Canal World Discussion Forums

The narrowboat, 'HEATHER BELL' heads for the collieries through the industrial Midlands to collect a fresh cargo during 1942 Barge Boat, Canal Barge, Canal Boat, Birmingham Canal, Wooden Speed Boats, Boating Tips, Steam Boats, Love Boat, Boat Stuff

WOMEN RUN A BOAT: LIFE ON BOARD THE CANAL BARGE 'HEATHER BELL', 1942

With Miss March, dressed in overcoat and head scarf, at the tiller, the 'HEATHER BELL' heads for the collieries through the industrial Midlands to collect a fresh cargo. The smoking chimneys of various factories can be seen in the background. They are probably travelling up the Cotterill Colliery Branch of the Birmingham Canal.

Photograph-Weighing Barge Load-Photograph printed in the USA London Pictures, Canal Boat, Narrowboat, Framed Prints, Canvas Prints, Vintage London, Historical Images, Photographic Prints, Poster Size Prints

Caption: "Brentford Gauging Lock" #london #canal #brentford #gauging #toll #clerk #grand #union #narrowboat #barge #wharf #lock #thames

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