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Entrance to Caversham Lock, around 1910
 
   
Entrance to Caversham Lock, around 1910
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Brief Description: Caversham Lock on the River Thames at Reading
Subject Date: 1900 - 1920
 
Full Description: The Huntley & Palmers factory was ideally situated next to the Kennet and Avon Canal. This had been used for transporting goods down to Bath and Bristol since 1810. To the east of Reading, the canal joined the River Thames. Via the Thames' connecting inland waterways, including the Grand Union Canal, Huntley & Palmers biscuits could be transported across England. From the 1840s, rail travel began overtaking the canal system as a more popular method of transportation. Canal barges were slow compared to rail and the numerous locks, such as this one, increased journey times and were not always suitable for all sizes of boats. By the late 1870s, the majority of Huntley & Palmers goods were transported by rail.
 
Collection: Reading Museum Service
Place: Caversham Lock, River Thames, Reading, Berkshire
Dimensions: Height: 8.8cm, Width: 13.8cm
Subject: social history, environment, transport <water>, transport <canal>
Content Type: postcard
Location: Reading Museum Service
Local Ref: REDMG : 1976.36.12
Unique ID: rm-rm-1976_36_12~1_955-i-00-000.tif
IPR: Reading Borough Council (Reading Museum Service)
 
 
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