National Geographic : 1940 Aug
© National Geographic Society '1arnay oyAmos tsurg At Batchworth Locks Two Empty Northbound Boats, Lashed Side by Side,Are Warped Through "Crew" of a pair of Grand Union Canal barges is usually a single family. The husband handles the "motor" (left) which tows the"butty" astern. When under way the boatman's wife or an older child holds the wooden tiller of the latter. Four generations of Cutlers have tended these locks. Usually theboatmen operate thegates.