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Historic London Canal & Waterway images

A collation of old photographs showing scenes around London's lost and forgotten canals and waterways. The ongoing project criteria is to only use images already on the internet - and to draw them together in one place for further study, and to try and piece together geographically (something I haven't been able to find elsewhere). Many of these photos have taken a lot of effort to find - I'm sorry to have to say that excessive re pinners will be blocked.


Historic London Canal & Waterway images

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Map of London's Waterways

MAYPOLE 6: A boat operated by Otto Monsted to supply their Margerine Works at Maypole Dock, Southall

Caption: "GU Paddington Arm" BW197/2/26/43 Image showing piling work being carried out near Southall in the 1960's, and the towpath bridge over wharf entrance to J. Lyons. #London #canal #Boat

Caption: "1933: An ice-breaker at work on the Grand Union Canal at Slough, Buckinghamshire" #London #canal #Boat

Caption " Grand Union Canal Carrying Company narrowboat being painted" BW192-3-1-13-4 #London #canal #Boat

Caption: " Grand Union Canal Carrying Company butty 'Arcas' at Bulls Bridge" BW192-3-1-13-6 #London #canal #Boat

Caption: " Grand Union Canal Carrying Company narrowboats in Bulls Bridge dry dock" BW192-3-1-13-3 #London #canal #Boat

Caption: " Grand Union Canal Carrying Company narrowboats in Bulls Bridge dry dock" BW192-3-1-13-5 #London #canal #Boat

Thomas Clayton tug HARKEN towing a single loaded tanker barge from the Hanwell flight area towards the Nestlé factory at Hayes (BW200-1-40-49-1) #London #canal #Boat

Caption: "View of the rebuilding of Macclesfield Bridge, Regent's Canal, after explosion of canal barge"

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"

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    Mark Pullinger

    Westminster Archive reference: WCC:Acc0152/5/7/19/1 Year: 1933

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    Mark Pullinger

    The warehouses along North Wharf Road, looking west towards Wm Boyers warehouse at Irongate Wharf, Paddington Basin.

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    Mark Pullinger

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    Mark Pullinger

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Caption "Canal basin with moored barges"

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    Mark Pullinger

    Westminster Archive reference: A03A0745

Caption: "Black and white photograph of Sabey's waste disposal barges at Willesden" #London #canal #Boat

Caption: "Boats sunk in the River Brent at Hanwell"

Caption: "Lock-keeper and his hut at St Pancras Lock on the Regent's Canal"

Caption: "Narrowboat stranded on the canal bank in Brentford due to flooding"

Caption: "Great Northern Railway Kings Cross Goods Station on the Regent's Canal"