The Canal Through Knowle

From 13th April to 27th April 2015, Knowle Library (Chester House)

Looking south from Kixley Bridge, early 20th cent. The remains of a winding hole, where boats could turn round, are on the right.
Photo courtesy of Piers Milne, from Knowle Local History Society Image Library. Digital Imaging by Geoffrey Dean.

Another World, Down the Cut

This small exhibition highlights that other world, just beyond the village, that is the short stretch of the Grand Union Canal which winds through Knowle: the boats which passed through; the families who made their living on the canal; and the effect on village life.

The personal memories of three generations of Knowle people, from the early 20th century to the Second World War recall a canal belonging to a long gone era; but, despite the ravages of time and man, it is still another world, set apart from the bustle and noise of the High Street.

Open during normal library hours

A Knowle Local History Society booklet with the same title can be purchased from Knowle Library, Oxfam Books & Music in Knowle or direct from the Society.

An illustrated talk, duration c.  45 minutes, is available for other organisations.