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BW197-2-8-38-1 Brentford including moored lighters, the construction of a new lock alongside an existing lock, the lockkeeper Jack Barlow and narrowboats including the butty "Kew" at Brentford depot. Date nd [1950s]

BW197-2-8-38-1 Brentford including moored lighters, the construction of a new lock alongside an existing lock, the lockkeeper Jack Barlow and narrowboats including the butty "Kew" at Brentford depot. Date nd [1950s]

BW200-1-40-168-2

BW200-1-40-168-2

Canal barges at Bulls Bridge lay by, Southall, London, 1950.    Still photograph taken during the making of the British Transport Films production, ‘Inland Waterways’, showing a view of canal barges in the lay by at Southall, Greater London.

Canal barges at Bulls Bridge lay by, Southall, London, 1950. Still photograph taken during the making of the British Transport Films production, ‘Inland Waterways’, showing a view of canal barges in the lay by at Southall, Greater London.

Daventry, The Canal c.1965. A motorised narrow boat tows its butty along behind – on the open canal, the 'snubber' or towing rope was normally 60 feet long. They are heading south on the Grand Union Canal from Braunston Tunnel.

Daventry, The Canal c.1965. A motorised narrow boat tows its butty along behind – on the open canal, the 'snubber' or towing rope was normally 60 feet long. They are heading south on the Grand Union Canal from Braunston Tunnel.

Weird places I've performed in: field next to a canal with huge barges going by #Comedian #JanMcinnis #TheWorkLady  http://www.theworklady.com

Weird places I've performed in: field next to a canal with huge barges going by #Comedian #JanMcinnis #TheWorkLady http://www.theworklady.com

H. Sabey's tug FASTNET. Photo thought to have been taken in the 1940's, just before being broken up at Walkers boatyard in Rickmansworth

H. Sabey's tug FASTNET. Photo thought to have been taken in the 1940's, just before being broken up at Walkers boatyard in Rickmansworth

BW192-3-2-2-13-1-481 Pair of British Waterways narrowboats at Weedon on the Grand Union Canal Description Black and white photograph taken from beside the canal looking north, shows the motor in the foreground pulling a butty behind. The stationmasters house and a steam train are visible in the background. Date November 1957

BW192-3-2-2-13-1-481 Pair of British Waterways narrowboats at Weedon on the Grand Union Canal Description Black and white photograph taken from beside the canal looking north, shows the motor in the foreground pulling a butty behind. The stationmasters house and a steam train are visible in the background. Date November 1957

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