Horse-boating in the 1920s

Picturing the Past: NarrowBoat, Winter 2015

Christopher M Jones

Chris M. Jones studies a series of photos showing horse-drawn craft at Stoke Bruerne and Blisworth Tunnel

This well-timed shot could be straight out of the 19th century. Taken at the northern approach to Blisworth Tunnel, it shows a single horse-drawn coal boat followed by a loaded pair (enlarged below). …

To read the full article…

…you need to be a subscriber to NarrowBoat. If you are, you can login here. If not, you can buy a subscription here . If you are having trouble logging in, please contact support at

Horse-boating in the 1920s featured image