The Oxford Canal and locks looking north at Napton on the Hill. Three children are on the towpath, 1910s.
The Oxford Canal, near Napton on the Hill; with small canal cruiser and small maintenance boat. 1960s.
This view of the canal looking North, with the derelict Napton Windmill on the skyline, is almost identical to PH352/128/15 and PH599/462.
This view, also looking North, shows the Folly Lane brick bridge, which did not exist in the photograph PH352/128/15.
The Oxford Canal at Napton, view from the north. 1930s.
This was taken from the hill above the canal looking South. It was photographed in almost exactly the same place as PH352/128/29.
As a Warwickshire County Record Office volunteer, I have been sorting through and then cataloguing the late Roger Smith’s collection of photographs (PH1239) – transparencies mostly of Warwick, Leamington Spa, Stratford on Avon, South Warwickshire villages and some of the water ways. When checking details of transparencies relating to the Oxford Canal at Napton I discovered that earlier photographs existed, some of exactly the same views, already held by the record office.
There are just a few of the many thousands of interesting photographs to be found in the record office.