Friday, November 11, 2011

Dredging on the K&A Canal — historic picture

As the water level drops and the bottom rises on the Kennet & Avon Canal to the point where even getting a boat off its mooring is sometimes impossible... and there are no plans in place for any dredging we came across this picture of Burbage Wharf by Mary Powell that harks back to the days when the depth of the canal was kept nearer to the depth that John Rennie had intended. 

Burbage Wharf dredging: Picture by Mary Powell©
Can anyone date this picture?

1 comment:

  1. Have a feeling it was taken just before the first reconstruction of the Burbage Crane, will check date and get back.