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"Photographs by C N Hadlow"


Photograph album containing 653 sepia and black and white photographs and 3 documents relating to the photographs. Pages 1 to 65 are photographs taken by Hadlow during his time as Warwick district inspector from 1957 to 1962 and largely show repair and construction work on the canals, especially the Grand Union Canal. From page 66 onwards there are miscellaneous canal photographs taken between 1932 and the 1970s.



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Hadlow, C N (Mr)

Administrative /​ Biographical history

C N Hadlow was a British Waterways district inspector for the Warwick District from March 1957 until September 1962 and prioir to this was an inspector for the Northampton Section of the Grand Union Canal. He later became curator of the Waterways Museum at Stoke Bruerne when it opened in the 1960s. This album is a collection of photographs taken when he was district inspector and other miscellaneous canal photographs from the 1930s to the 1970s. Charles N Hadlow Admin history Charles Norman Hadlow (1907-1977) was born in London. In 1930 he succeeded Thomas W Millner as District Engineer to the Grand Union Canal Company, living at Gayton. He inherited much of Millner’s records, including a large collection of glass slides, which was discovered in a loft at Gayton in 1947. He took an interest in the Canal’s history, helping L T C Rolt with the waterways exhibition at Heals in 1947, and arranging an exhibition at Blisworth for the Railway and Canal Historical Society’s first outing in March 1955. He also followed Millner in taking photographs of various maintenance activities. Between 1957 and 1962 he was district inspector at Warwick. He became the first curator of the Waterways Museum at Stoke Bruerne, which opened in 1963. He part-retired from this, to become “museum adviser”, in 1969. Some items in the collection were personally collected by him.

Extent & medium

1 album

System of arrangement

The photographs are contained in an album therefore the original arrangement has been kept.

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