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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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 grew up at 43 Grove Road, Mill End,1931-1955. My much beloved father, H.P.Farr was the Watch Maker for about 40 years at 165A High Street. Dad occupied the little shop from about 1929 to circa 1969. I think the photo is wonderful.

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)

Do you remember "Uncle Harry" he used to conduct the sing songs every saturday, during the week he was the local bill board sticker man. I can remember the song that we used to sing just before the films were to start. ............It went something like this...... "from far and wide we gather here (...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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