Barges at Brigg, North Lincolnshire

Barges at Brigg, North Lincolnshire
Photograph taken 1901 © Reproduced by permission of Historic England Archive ref: AA97/05426

The Ancholme River was first canalised in 1635, connecting several small waterways via Brigg to the Humber at South Ferriby. The Ancholme Navigation was very busy from 1767 onwards. Agricultural products and coal were the main cargoes carried on this route. The men and boys are wearing typical workmen's clothing that changed very little throughout the Victorian and Edwardian periods.

Location

North Lincolnshire Brigg

Period

Victorian (1837 - 1901)

Tags

industry work man boy clothing boat canal coal food trade river barge victorian (1837 - 1901)