The Kennet and Avon Canal

A Collection of Photographs taken by Tony Clayton


3 - Burghfield Bridge to Theale Swingbridge


2 - Reading to Burghfield <<-- : -->> 4 - Theale to Tyle Mill


Burghfield Lock

The old turf Burghfield Lock, 1980.

Burghfield Lock

The cats inspect the new Burghfield Lock 103, 1980.

Burghfield Lock

Burghfield Lock after modification, 1985.

Goose Jam

A goose jam, a common hazard between Burgfield and Garston Locks, 1980.

Garston Lock

Garston Lock 102 from below, 1978.

Garston Lock

Garston Lock, 1978.

Garston Lock

Garston Lock filling, 1980.

Shenfield Lock

Shenfield (or Sheffield) Lock 101 filling, 1980.
The lock had just been rebuilt, and the useful 'bollards' were later cut down to brick level. The curved sides were awkward for a boat as short as ours.

Theale Swingbridge

Unjacking Theale swingbridge, circa 1982.
The jacks have since been mechanised; holding one's finger on the button is less irksome than turning the wheel

Theale Swingbridge

The jacking wheel on Theale swingbridge, circa 1982.
85 turns took a while. The longest time we took to open the bridge was 20 minutes, when the wheel was so stiff that I had to stand on each spoke in turn


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