WOMEN RUN A BOAT: LIFE ON BOARD THE CANAL BARGE 'HEATHER BELL', 1942
D 7637. Miss March helps to unload the cargo of flour from her barge by holding the end of a rope on the other side of the pulley which the warehouse hand is using to haul the sack into the warehouse
Gas Street Basin
A scanned slide taken by my father in 1975 showing boats at Gas Street Basin, Birmingham. The two Grand Union boats at the centre of the picture are Large Woolwich motor "Hawkesbury" and prototype Walkers-built wooden butty "Sirius". "Sirius" currently resides at Bates Boatyard, Puttenham where she is seen here in March 2012: www.flickr.com/photos/rpmarks/6905965264/
A group of boatwomen walking to their barges, 1st April 1944. The...
A group of boatwomen walking to their barges, 1st April 1944. The women have responded to a Ministry of War Transport appeal for female volunteers to work the canals between London and the Midlands.
Working narrowboat near Barlaston,... © Roger Kidd cc-by-sa/2.0
On the Trent and Mersey Canal, this seventy foot long boat offers coal to boaters and remote canalside properties. Most locks on the system were built 72 feet long, so this is the maximum length of narrowboat built for the canals.... more