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Susan Brent at Thames Lock and Brentford Dock (three photos)

Peter Young took the first two photos on the 16th May 1973 and the third five months later on 16th October 1973, part of a collection of photos from 1973 and 1974 which show river traffic and people who worked on the waterways. If you are not familiar with the area the map may help. In Peter's words:
The firsy photos shows barge, Susan Brent arriving at Thames Lock.

The Thames barges would arrive at Lock 100 and then tie up by one of the wharves within the dock. The lockkeepers were very busy and someone will probably be able to recognise them. Some goods were transferred to canal boats.

The third photo shows a Thames & General Lighterage barge moored alongside the Susan Brent at Brentford Dock outside Warehouses 1 & 2. One of the cranes has British Waterways signage.

There were also pleasure boats on the canal at that time.

Susan Brent approaching Thames Lock, Brentford
Susan Brent at Thames Lock, Brentford
Susan Brent at Brentford Dock

Full list of Peter's photos

Published May 2016; updated July 2016