Tring, High Canal Bridge

By Terri Moss

Barges going away from Tring High Canal Bridge, taken in 1935.

Credit – Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies.

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  • Taken in the afternoon, of a pair of Harvey Taylor boats heading slowly north, perhaps loaded with wheat possibly for the Meads/Heygates mill on the Wendover arm (H-T didn’t carry much else requiring cloths). Note the running blocks on the butty, leading the snubber (towline) back to a t-stud on the cabin roof under the control of the steerer. The motor steerer seems to have ducked down out of sight, which may explain the slow speed!

    By Fabian Hiscock (23/01/2013)