Born on a barge and borne to his final resting place on a barge

Charles Cowling

Canal

 

Walter Harrison was born on the coal barge Baron in July 1921. He lived on the canal for 30 years and worked on the waterways for much of his life.

Family and friends of the pensioner, known as Wally, followed the coffin along the towpath.

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One thought on “Born on a barge and borne to his final resting place on a barge

  1. Charles Cowling
    gloria mundi

    Just wonderful. How rarely we can match a funeral procession and indeed other elements, to how someone actually lived and worked.


    Charles Cowling

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