Whilst June had a look around the control room of Keadby Lock a week ago, Mark the Lockkeeper, showed me these photos of how the lock used to be in its busy times..
This picture gives you an idea of how big the lock is and how Health and Safety has changed since those days.
Sailing Barges waiting to leave or for cargo. They were usually crewed by two people often Husband and Wife. It sure was a tough life then.
A local fisherman has sourced the photos and my thanks go to him for showing how life was, as we enjoy our boating in comfort and safety.