Monday 3 March 2008

Back to 1805 - # 08/34

Moving from the Thames riverside into the old canal docks we come to the weir where the overflow from the canal pours out. The junk of ages can be seen in the mud. Very old sheds are still in use and the repair yard is thriving and full of work converting old Dutch motor barges into floating homes. On the other side the huge area that became a railway cargo terminal in 1849 is now a housing estate built in the 1960s/70s when the dereliction was cleared.

The "Industrial Age" brought great wealth to Britain, but for Brentford it was a mixed blessing.

1 comment:

  1. Even old industrial sites can have a charm (not always)!