1944 Regent's Canal, London, UK. "A busy scene at Regent's Canal Dock in London, the southern terminus of the Grand Union Canal. In the foreground is a large barge, which according to the original caption, unlike canal boats "can only navigate as far as Berkhampsted" and "carry a great deal of timber up the canal". iwm.org.uk
Steam Tug POWERFUL at the western entrance to Maida Hill tunnel with a train of empty Wideboats circa 1905. The tug would've been in the ownership of Thomas Clayton (Paddington) at this time, and the boats being empty suggests they would be being taken to loations for filling with waste Ash, Sweepings, Refuse etc., ready for return to Hillingdon for landfill in worked out gravel pits.