The lock keeper’s role — Donald and the Weasels

Came across this blog post on Donald and the Weasels about life as a lock keeper and have kindly been given permission to share.

Interesting reading for those of you that would like to find out more about what life was like for our ancestor James Bain, the Lock Keeper at Muirtown Locks.

Bradford on Avon boasts the busiest wharf on the Kennet and Avon Canal. It’s obvious, therefore, why it’s necessary to have six lock keepers to hand at any one time. Actually, there are more but a shortage of chairs means that one has been relegated to team photographer. If it’s unclear exactly what these folk […]

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