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Captioned: "School barge Elsdale." #elsdale #wideboat #barge #paddington #canal #basin #narrowboat #west #drayton #school #floating

Captioned: "School barge Elsdale." #elsdale #wideboat #barge #paddington #canal #basin #narrowboat #west #drayton #school #floating

Captioned: "August 1958: A canal boat on one of London's waterways."

Captioned: "August 1958: A canal boat on one of London's waterways."

Captioned: "BUFFALO with numerous people on board, including W T Stanton (2nd from right) and his brother in law H Cooper (1st right). The boat has 4 separate cabins. In the background is Harrow Road Bridge. c.1900" #buffalo #mead #western #cartage #paddington #arm #canal #london #steam #tug #gravel #narrowboat #wideboat #barge

Captioned: "BUFFALO with numerous people on board, including W T Stanton (2nd from right) and his brother in law H Cooper (1st right). The boat has 4 separate cabins. In the background is Harrow Road Bridge. c.1900" #buffalo #mead #western #cartage #paddington #arm #canal #london #steam #tug #gravel #narrowboat #wideboat #barge

John Eden, the Tory candidate for North Paddington, delivering a speech on a barge deck on the Grand Union Canal in 1953.

John Eden, the Tory candidate for North Paddington, delivering a speech on a barge deck on the Grand Union Canal in 1953.

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

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

Captioned: "Two tugs, each pulling a barge. They are passing the  Kensal Green Gasworks on the right of the picture; and Kensal Green Cemetery on the left of the picture. The barges are going to Celotex."  #london #canal #tug #barge #kensal #green paddington #arm #celotex #gasworks #british #waterways

Captioned: "Two tugs, each pulling a barge. They are passing the Kensal Green Gasworks on the right of the picture; and Kensal Green Cemetery on the left of the picture. The barges are going to Celotex." #london #canal #tug #barge #kensal #green paddington #arm #celotex #gasworks #british #waterways

Caption: "Black and white photograph of refuse being loaded onto barges and being transported along the Grand Union Canal by Paddington Borough Council and St Marylebone Borough Council"

Caption: "Black and white photograph of refuse being loaded onto barges and being transported along the Grand Union Canal by Paddington Borough Council and St Marylebone Borough Council"

Caption: "Fireboat being completed during WW2. Boat thought to be named PISCES" #london #canal #fire #boat #narrowboat #wartime #war #barge #regents #pisces #ww2

Caption: "Fireboat being completed during WW2. Boat thought to be named PISCES" #london #canal #fire #boat #narrowboat #wartime #war #barge #regents #pisces #ww2

Caption: "3rd February 1936: Children of canal boatmen arrive for lessons at the barge school at West Drayton, Middlesex. The school is under the control of Middlesex Education Committee and is the only school on a barge in Britain."

Caption: "3rd February 1936: Children of canal boatmen arrive for lessons at the barge school at West Drayton, Middlesex. The school is under the control of Middlesex Education Committee and is the only school on a barge in Britain."

Caption: "A speeding tug making waves at Alperton!" #tug #canal #paddington #arm #alperton #middlesex #barge #london #waterway

Caption: "A speeding tug making waves at Alperton!" #tug #canal #paddington #arm #alperton #middlesex #barge #london #waterway

February 1936: Schoolchildren having lessons on a barge at West Drayton.

February 1936: Schoolchildren having lessons on a barge at West Drayton.

5th July 1933: Due to the warm weather the children of bargers who attend their own barge school at West Drayton have their lessons outdoors on the canal bank.

5th July 1933: Due to the warm weather the children of bargers who attend their own barge school at West Drayton have their lessons outdoors on the canal bank.

A close up shot of a narrowboat at grand junction canal, Brentford. Unknown photographer, circa 1926

A close up shot of a narrowboat at grand junction canal, Brentford. Unknown photographer, circa 1926

Caption: "Refuse boats in the Paddington Basin" 1930s

Caption: "Refuse boats in the Paddington Basin" 1930s

Captioned: "4th March 1933: An undercover unloading station for barges at Brentford Docks, situated on the River Thames opposite Kew Gardens."  #london #barge #loading #thames #river #canal #interchange #railway #dock #brentford #transhipment #warehouse

Captioned: "4th March 1933: An undercover unloading station for barges at Brentford Docks, situated on the River Thames opposite Kew Gardens." #london #barge #loading #thames #river #canal #interchange #railway #dock #brentford #transhipment #warehouse