Watermen at War

BRENTFORD & CHISWICK TIMES

Friday May 29th 1942

WATERMEN AT WAR

Barges and Canal Boats are Vital Links in Supply Chain

BRENTFORD MEN’S EXPERIENCES.

Through Fires and Bombs Up River in London Blitz

On the late afternoon of September 6th 1940 a solitary pair of boats, frail river craft, moved steadily up the Thames between banks of blazing warehouses, flying masonry, and under a sky noisy with ‘planes and the crash of anti-aircraft fire. The boats’ crew of five, including two Brentford men, were maintaining the slogan ‘Keep Moving’, which river and canal workers have nailed to their masts for the duration. Continue reading