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Brentford Locks, Record Rain Fall, June 1903

Roger Williams sent these images, published by Wakefields of Brentford, which capture an exceptionally wet summer (sounds familiar). Note the many trees in the background, it could be a view of open countryside.

The first is titled 'Miniature Horseshoe Falls' and shows spectators clustered under umbrellas. It is taken from a vantage point to the left of the second image, some background buildings appear in both images.

Miniature Horseshoe Falls
The second is titled 'Brentford Locks' and shows the two locks flooded: the view may have been taken from the footbridge over the canal, which is visible in a 1975 photo, to the left. I think a bridge is just visible to the right.
Brentford Locks

Published December 2012