Rickmansworth, The Grand Junction Canal 1921

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Caption for Rickmansworth, The Grand Junction Canal 1921: An excellent example of co-operation between bargees on the busy canal network. The two central barges have been lashed together in order to bypass those moored alongside the canal bank. One horse is being led forward along the towpath, and will soon be harnessed up again, while the other waits patiently alongside the adjoining mill. One of the bargees has summoned his wife or daughter to take the tiller, while he stands on the bow ready to cast the towing line ashore.

An extract from Hertfordshire Photographic Memories.

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Growing up in the Queens drive, Bury lane estate. we would all gather as children and walk down chorleywood lane and toward the common, ending up at the Chorleywood road then crossing over into Solesbridge lane. The long walk would eventually bring us to a walk through the woods to the river chess, I (...Read full memory)

School days were OK but on Saturday morning the walk/run from Croxley Green down into Ricky was always an adventure. We would go down Scots Hill or down the track opposite the church at the bottom of the Green and come out by the cinema we called the flea pit. Then a short walk into the town. (...Read full memory)

I used to enjoy a visit to Strawberry Fields. I remember you could buy a little pack of five CD singles for a £1.00. They were in a sealed bag so you got a surprise. The last CD I bought was by Mike and the Mechanics. I always enjoyed my visit.

From the concrete slab bridge by the watercress beds to the park near Scots Hill we would wade in the river with bare feet, I was only nine years old then. The river bed was a fine golden grit that was easy to walk on. The water was always clean and clear with minnows and bullheads in abundance. We frequently (...Read full memory)

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Caption for Rickmansworth, The Grand Junction Canal 1921: An excellent example of co-operation between bargees on the busy canal network. The two central barges have been lashed together in order to bypass those moored alongside the canal bank. One horse is being led forward along the towpath, and will soon be harnessed up again, while the other waits patiently alongside the adjoining mill. One of the bargees has summoned his wife or daughter to take the tiller, while he stands on the bow ready to cast the towing line ashore.

An extract from Hertfordshire Photographic Memories.

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