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"Journeying through Time: Exploring the Enchanting Waterways" Step back in time to Sandplace, by the Liskeard to Looe Canal in Morval, Cornwall

Background imageWaterways Collection: Sandplace, by the Liskeard to Looe Canal, Morval, Cornwall. Around 1890

Sandplace, by the Liskeard to Looe Canal, Morval, Cornwall. Around 1890
A view from the canal upstream at Sandplace, showing the lime kiln in the distance. The bridge over the railway is in the distance, around the curve. Photographer: Surgeon Captain John Campbell

Background imageWaterways Collection: Kennet and Avon Canal at Pewsey near Marlborough, Wiltshire, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Kennet and Avon Canal at Pewsey near Marlborough, Wiltshire, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Background imageWaterways Collection: Waterways, L Isle sur la Sorgue, Vaucluse, Provence Alpes Cote d Azur region, France

Waterways, L Isle sur la Sorgue, Vaucluse, Provence Alpes Cote d Azur region, France, Europe

Background imageWaterways Collection: Ballydehob Viaduct, Ballydehob, Co Cork, Ireland, 12 Arch Viaduct

Ballydehob Viaduct, Ballydehob, Co Cork, Ireland, 12 Arch Viaduct

Background imageWaterways Collection: Carrickfergus Castle & Harbour, Co Antrim, Ireland

Carrickfergus Castle & Harbour, Co Antrim, Ireland

Background imageWaterways Collection: Waterways, L Isle sur la Sorgue, Vaucluse, Provence Alpes Cote d Azur region, France

Waterways, L Isle sur la Sorgue, Vaucluse, Provence Alpes Cote d Azur region, France, Europe

Background imageWaterways Collection: A narrow boat on the Regents Canal, London, Enland. Date: 1950s

A narrow boat on the Regents Canal, London, Enland. Date: 1950s

Background imageWaterways Collection: Ships off Malpas Road seen from Worths Quay, Truro, Cornwall. Around 1900

Ships off Malpas Road seen from Worths Quay, Truro, Cornwall. Around 1900
A barge and other vessels moored in the Truro River off Malpas Road, seen from Worths Quay. There is a pile of logs and other timber beside the far warehouse

Background imageWaterways Collection: Trelease farm looking across the River Fal to Tolverne, Kea, Cornwall. After 1907

Trelease farm looking across the River Fal to Tolverne, Kea, Cornwall. After 1907
View of the river with the pleasure boat, Princess Victoria. The Princess Victoria was a twin screw Thomas steamer built in 1907 for the River Fal Steamship Company (1906-1942)

Background imageWaterways Collection: Inland navigation of England and Wales by

Inland navigation of England and Wales by
Map of the inland navigation of England and Wales by the canals and principal rivers, 1809. Copperplate engraving by Mutlow from John Mason Goods Pantologia, a New Encyclopedia, G

Background imageWaterways Collection: View at bicycle and canal - Amsterdam, Holland Netherlands

View at bicycle and canal - Amsterdam, Holland Netherlands

Background imageWaterways Collection: Foxton Locks, Grand Union Canal (Staircase locks)

Foxton Locks, Grand Union Canal (Staircase locks) by Alan Firth

Background imageWaterways Collection: Fradley Junction Trent and Mersey Canal Narowboat

Fradley Junction Trent and Mersey Canal Narowboat
Fradley, Junction, Trent, and, Mersey, Canal, Narowboat, Inland, Waterways, Watercolour, painting, Alan, Firth, 12021639

Background imageWaterways Collection: Legging through Shrewley Tunnel Grand Union Canal

Legging through Shrewley Tunnel Grand Union Canal
Legging, through, Shrewley, Tunnel, Grand, Union, Canal, Narowboat, Inland, Waterways, Watercolour, painting, Alan, Firth, 12021638

Background imageWaterways Collection: Foyle Bridge, Derry, River Foyle, County Derry, Ireland

Foyle Bridge, Derry, River Foyle, County Derry, Ireland

Background imageWaterways Collection: Roundhay Park near Leeds (engraving)

Roundhay Park near Leeds (engraving)
1058070 Roundhay Park near Leeds (engraving) by English School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Roundhay Park near Leeds)

Background imageWaterways Collection: Dusk colours, river Nene, Peterborough

Dusk colours, river Nene, Peterborough, Cambridgeshire, England, UK

Background imageWaterways Collection: Parkes Castle, Co Leitrim, Ireland

Parkes Castle, Co Leitrim, Ireland

Background imageWaterways Collection: Cloughoughter Castle, Co Cavan, Ireland; Aerial View Of Lough Oughter And 13Th Century Castle

Cloughoughter Castle, Co Cavan, Ireland; Aerial View Of Lough Oughter And 13Th Century Castle Built On The Possible Site Of A Crannog

Background imageWaterways Collection: Canal boats, Little Venice, London W9, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Canal boats, Little Venice, London W9, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Background imageWaterways Collection: Spanish Arch, Galway City, Co Galway, Ireland

Spanish Arch, Galway City, Co Galway, Ireland

Background imageWaterways Collection: India, Kerala, Alappuzha (Alleppey), Alappuzha (Alleppey) Church on backwaters

India, Kerala, Alappuzha (Alleppey), Alappuzha (Alleppey) Church on backwaters

Background imageWaterways Collection: Marsh lands

Marsh lands
Mariann Johansen-Ellis

Background imageWaterways Collection: 19th Century Barge, Lostwithiel, Cornwall. September 1992

19th Century Barge, Lostwithiel, Cornwall. September 1992
River widening work on the River Fowey, just below Coulson Park at Lostwithiel, unearthed a 19th century barge buried in the river bank

Background imageWaterways Collection: Worths Quay with excursionists awaiting a boat, Truro, Cornwall. Around 1920s

Worths Quay with excursionists awaiting a boat, Truro, Cornwall. Around 1920s
A glass lantern slide picturing a large group of excursionists waiting for an excursion steamer on the Truro River at Worths Quay

Background imageWaterways Collection: Filling-in works Lemon Quay, Truro, Cornwall. Between September 1936 and October 1937

Filling-in works Lemon Quay, Truro, Cornwall. Between September 1936 and October 1937
A view looking west from Back Quay, outside the Old City Hall, of the early stages of the filling-in works. Lemon Bridge can be seen in the distance. Photographer: Arthur William Jordan

Background imageWaterways Collection: River Widening, Lostwithiel, Cornwall. September 1992

River Widening, Lostwithiel, Cornwall. September 1992
River widening work on the River Fowey, just below Coulson Park at Lostwithiel, saw barges with cages of stones, cranes, diggers

Background imageWaterways Collection: Lemon Quay and Lemon Bridge, Truro, Cornwall. 1926

Lemon Quay and Lemon Bridge, Truro, Cornwall. 1926
A view of Lemon Quay and Lemon Bridge from Back Quay. The modern public toilets, which opened in September 1925, are visible just beyond the bridge

Background imageWaterways Collection: Trewornan Bridge, near Trewornan, St Minver, Cornwall. Date unknown but probably early 1900s

Trewornan Bridge, near Trewornan, St Minver, Cornwall. Date unknown but probably early 1900s
A black and white glass lantern slide of the south east side of Trewornan Bridge. The grade II listed road bridge over the River Amble was built in 1791 by Reverend William Sandys (1739-1816)

Background imageWaterways Collection: Fishermen, Probably near Turnaware, Philleigh, Cornwall. Early 1900s

Fishermen, Probably near Turnaware, Philleigh, Cornwall. Early 1900s
Three fishermen hauling in nets to a rowing boat on the banks of the River Fal, probably near Turnaware. Photographer: Unknown

Background imageWaterways Collection: Liskeard to Looe Canal, Morval, Cornwall. Around 1890

Liskeard to Looe Canal, Morval, Cornwall. Around 1890
A view downstream of the footbridge over the Liskeard to Looe Canal, probably just south of Sandplace, with the estuary on the right. There is a lady with her dogs on the bridge

Background imageWaterways Collection: East Looe valley, Morval, Cornwall. Around 1890

East Looe valley, Morval, Cornwall. Around 1890
A view of East Looe valley looking upstream, probably just below Terras Bridge near Penarthtown. The river and railway line are to the left with the canal and wood to the right

Background imageWaterways Collection: India, Kerala, Kollam, Resort bungalow on Munroe Island

India, Kerala, Kollam, Resort bungalow on Munroe Island

Background imageWaterways Collection: India, Kerala, Kollam, Munroe Island, Dug out canoe ride on backwaters

India, Kerala, Kollam, Munroe Island, Dug out canoe ride on backwaters

Background imageWaterways Collection: Gondoliers on the Gran Canal, Venice, Veneto region, Italy

Gondoliers on the Gran Canal, Venice, Veneto region, Italy

Background imageWaterways Collection: Lyon, France; A lion statue on a bridge over the Saone in Lyon France

Lyon, France; A lion statue on a bridge over the Saone in Lyon France

Background imageWaterways Collection: Engraving depicting the waterworks of York during the late 18th century, 19th century

Engraving depicting the waterworks of York during the late 18th century, 19th century
5308572 Engraving depicting the waterworks of York during the late 18th century, 19th century; (add.info.: Engraving depicting the waterworks of York during the late 18th century)

Background imageWaterways Collection: Valleys of Mexico, 1885

Valleys of Mexico, 1885
2902264 Valleys of Mexico, 1885; (add.info.: Historic map of Mexico with Valleys, amphitheaters, industry, groves, waterways, plains. Printed in Spanish.); Buyenlarge Archive/UIG

Background imageWaterways Collection: Communications - Maritime Waterways Mexican Map, 1885

Communications - Maritime Waterways Mexican Map, 1885
2902256 Communications - Maritime Waterways Mexican Map, 1885; (add.info.: Communications - Maritime Waterways Mexican Map, 1885. Printed in Spanish.); Buyenlarge Archive/UIG

Background imageWaterways Collection: Map of the inland navigation of England and Wales by the canals and principal rivers, 1809

Map of the inland navigation of England and Wales by the canals and principal rivers, 1809
FLO4974709 Map of the inland navigation of England and Wales by the canals and principal rivers, 1809. Copperplate engraving by Mutlow from John Mason Good's Pantologia, a New Encyclopedia, G

Background imageWaterways Collection: Plans and views of lock gates in operation on canals, 18th century, England

Plans and views of lock gates in operation on canals, 18th century, England
FLO4685683 Plans and views of lock gates in operation on canals, 18th century, England. Copperplate engraving by Mutlow from John Mason Good's Pantologia, a New Encyclopedia, G

Background imageWaterways Collection: A boat with a let-down mast for inland waterways work, 1850

A boat with a let-down mast for inland waterways work, 1850
3330584 A boat with a let-down mast for inland waterways work, 1850; (add.info.: Engraving depicting a boat with a let-down mast for inland waterways work)

Background imageWaterways Collection: Traitor's Gate

Traitor's Gate
3507227 Traitor's Gate; (add.info.: Engraving depicting the Traitor's Gate, used by during the Tudor period for bringing prisoners into the Tower of London built by Edward I)

Background imageWaterways Collection: The War in Japan: the Red Battery opening fire on the corvettes, Sept. 6, 1864. Creator: Smyth

The War in Japan: the Red Battery opening fire on the corvettes, Sept. 6, 1864. Creator: Smyth
The War in Japan: the Red Battery opening fire on the corvettes, Sept. 6, 1864. Engraving from a sketch by Mr. C. Wirgman

Background imageWaterways Collection: The War in Japan: action of Sept. 5, in the Strait of Simonosaki, 1864. Creator: Edwin Weedon

The War in Japan: action of Sept. 5, in the Strait of Simonosaki, 1864. Creator: Edwin Weedon
The War in Japan: action of Sept. 5, in the Strait of Simonosaki, 1864. Engraving from a sketch by Mr. C. Wirgman, ...our Special Artist

Background imageWaterways Collection: Scenes in Japan: the town and harbour of Simonosaki, 1864. Creators: Unknown, Mason Jackson

Scenes in Japan: the town and harbour of Simonosaki, 1864. Creators: Unknown, Mason Jackson
Scenes in Japan: the town and harbour of Simonosaki, 1864. A large number of junks of all sizes stop at this town to obtain water and other necessaries, on their way through the Inland Sea

Background imageWaterways Collection: Scenes in Japan: entrance to the inland sea, 1864. Creator: Unknown

Scenes in Japan: entrance to the inland sea, 1864. Creator: Unknown
Scenes in Japan: entrance to the inland sea, 1864. View...from the narrowest part of the pass...the first glimpse obtained of the Inland Sea itself, the deep blue water of which

Background imageWaterways Collection: Stone-lifting machine number two [Russian Empire], 1909. Creator

Stone-lifting machine number two [Russian Empire], 1909. Creator: Sergey Mikhaylovich Prokudin-Gorsky
Stone-lifting machine number two [Russian Empire], 1909. In album: Views along the Mariinskii Canal and river system, Russian Empire, LOT 10332-A, no. 85




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"Journeying through Time: Exploring the Enchanting Waterways" Step back in time to Sandplace, by the Liskeard to Looe Canal in Morval, Cornwall. Around 1890, this picturesque waterway offered a serene escape into nature's embrace. Travel further to Ballydehob Viaduct in Co Cork, Ireland. This magnificent 12 Arch Viaduct stands as a testament to human engineering prowess and adds an air of grandeur to the surrounding landscape. Cross borders and immerse yourself in the beauty at L'Isle sur la Sorgue, Vaucluse, Provence Alpes Cote d Azur region, France. Here, tranquil canals wind their way through charming villages and lush greenery. Discover history along the Kennet and Avon Canal at Pewsey near Marlborough, Wiltshire. This idyllic stretch of water offers a glimpse into England's past while providing a peaceful haven for boating enthusiasts. Marvel at Carrickfergus Castle & Harbour in Co Antrim, Ireland. The imposing castle overlooks a bustling harbor where ships come and go against a backdrop of rugged coastal beauty. Return once more to Waterways at L'Isle sur la Sorgue for another enchanting experience amidst its meandering canals. Lose yourself in this captivating corner of Provence Alpes Cote d Azur region that exudes timeless charm. Witness life on Fradley Junction Trent and Mersey Canal Narrowboat as it glides gracefully along these historic waterways. Experience tranquility aboard one of these traditional vessels that have been navigating Britain's canals for centuries. Embark on an extraordinary adventure legging through Shrewley Tunnel on Grand Union Canal. Delve into the depths beneath ancient brick arches as you traverse this remarkable feat of engineering from yesteryears.