Tug and lighter off Greenwich

Object number

LDVAL 1000



Physical description

Mounted and framed coloured photograph showing a boat on the Thames. In the background can be seen a hospital (unknown). Image viewed from Island Gardens. Boats are moving from left to right across the picture. One of boats shown is?General VIII? which was the most powerful and modern on the river atthe time.




Thames and General Lighterage Co were taken over Ocean Transport and Trading Ltd and were a subsidiary of Mercantile Lighterage and Cory Lighterage. Thames and General Lighterage Co were an amalgamation of 2 smaller firms: one of which was the Thames Steam Tug Lighterage Co. They were liquidated in 1979.


Landscape photograph


Frame length: 276mm
width: 205mm

Collection type

Visual arts


Inscription Written On reverse of frame: Towing swim headed barge to be rowed in Transport on water Barge Race, Greenwich to Westminster, 1975

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InstitutionValence House Museum
TypeLandscape photograph
Collection typeVisual arts