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BRITISH CANALS IN WARTIME: TRANSPORT IN BRITAIN, 1944

D Two small children ride on the 'deck' of a canal boat carrying barrels of fruit pulp along Regent's Canal in London. The pulp is being transported from a ship in the Thames along the Regent's Canal and then the Grand Union Canal to the Midlands

Stretching along the east bank of the canal is the Southall Gas Works dating from 1869. Today it imports only 5 million gallons of gas oil.

Caption: "Stretching along the east bank of the canal is the Southall Gas Works dating from Today it imports only 5 million gallons of gas oil.

Captioned: "Mixed train heads west through Regents Park in wartime London"  #london #canal #regents #park #barge #wideboat #coal #house #gas #zoo #tug

Captioned: "Mixed train heads west through Regents Park in wartime London"

Part of the Aerofilms collection found on the Britain from Above site.

Part of the Aerofilms collection found on the Britain from Above site.

Battle of Britain bunker, Uxbridge

A Snoop Round London's Hidden Battle Of Britain Bunker

Caption: "A teacher explains a point to one of her pupils at a #school held on board an old #canal #barge on the Grand Union Canal at Hayes in #Middlesex. There are several places along Britain's canal network where special schools cater for "boatmen's children". This site in Hayes is where the Grand Union Canal Carrying Company have their repair and maintenance shops and "when the boats are in for maintenance or overhaul, or are resting between trips, children attend the school".  #elsdale

Caption: "A teacher explains a point to one of her pupils at a #school held on board an old #canal #barge on the Grand Union Canal at Hayes in #Middlesex. There are several places along Britain's canal network where special schools cater for "boatmen's children". This site in Hayes is where the Grand Union Canal Carrying Company have their repair and maintenance shops and "when the boats are in for maintenance or overhaul, or are resting between trips, children attend the school". #elsdale

Boatman Ronald Hambridge (left) collects his rations from the headquarters of the Grand Union Canal Carrying Company at Hayes in Middlesex. The original caption explains that canals workers are greatly affected by food rationing because they are unable to register with one particular shop. Instead, "at Hayes they are issued travellers vouchers, obtain supplementary tea sugar and dried milk because of the heavy nature of their work, get orange juice for their children".

Boatman Ronald Hambridge (left) collects his rations from the headquarters of the Grand Union Canal Carrying Company at Hayes in Middlesex. The original caption explains that canals workers are greatly affected by food rationing because they are unable to register with one particular shop. Instead, "at Hayes they are issued travellers vouchers, obtain supplementary tea sugar and dried milk because of the heavy nature of their work, get orange juice for their children".

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