Grand Junction Canal near Brentford. A horse on the towpath pulls a laden barge.
Photographed by Kodak, 1910-1920
Location: Grand Junction Canal, Brentford, Hounslow
Image no: 93
Inventory no: 2004/20289
20th Century London caption: A horse on the towpath pulls a laden barge along the Grand Junction Canal in this picture taken between 1910 and 1920. The canal linked Braunston in Northamptonshire with the River Thames at Brentford, a journey of 90 miles. It carried goods into west London. When it was finished in 1796, it was the first major link between the capital and the rest of the canal system in the industrial conurbations in the midlands and the north. These canals carried both passengers and freight, but by the 20th century they were being superseded by the railways.