Thursday, 24 October 2013

Yatton Keynell, Wiltshire, c1910

Yatton Keynell, Wiltshire, circa 1910. Yatton Keynell is a village in Wiltshire, about five miles west of Chippenham. The wall on the left has gone. The Lion Inn is now a private house called 'Lion Lodge'. Postcard by Young & Co of Teddington. Click the postcard to enlarge.

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Wednesday, 9 October 2013

Rickmansworth, Hertfordshire, Batchworth Lock c1913

Rickmansworth, Hertfordshire, Batchworth Lock c1913. Batchworth Lock serves the Grand Union Canal and is now home to the Rickmansworth Waterways Trust. The barge on the left carries the number 1922 and appears to be called 'Brimo', but I cannot find any record of this barge online. Other text on the stern states 'Carriers between Oxford and Reading' and 'Upper Thames Blackfriars Towing and Carrying'. I would be grateful if any readers could confirm the identity of the barge, there's a close-up of the stern under the Google Street View.
Postcard by W. H. Applebee of Ashford. This postcard was posted from Rickmansworth in August 1916 to East Dulwich. Click the postcard images to enlarge.
For more old photographs have a look at the Sepia Saturday blog.

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