Tuesday, January 05, 2010

Barging Through London (1924)

A record of the Regent's Canal in London made first in 1924 includes scenes of the London, Tilbury and Southend railway passing over the canal; Kings Cross station; St Pancras station; and the canal being crossed by the railway outside Euston and St Pancras stations.

This is a really interesting movie and is a fantastic look into our near history should be shown in schools to what an easy life the kids have today.

There are some good shots in this film. Not only does it show the ride up the Regent's Canal in 1924, it shows some of the communities on the way....including Stepney Green Underground station, Mile End (trams and all), Gardiner's Corner (Aldgate East), Hackney, etc.