For anyone interested in their canal and river boat ancestors

Jackson's Oxford Journal

For anyone interested in London canals, take a look at www.lndn.blogspot.co.uk, which describes a walk along the Regent's Canal.

This section will start with a selection from Oxfordshire.  One of the most fascinating pieces of information from the Knowle Family History Society was the fact that one of the principal cargoes which passed through the town was sugar from London for the breweries in the Midlands.

Firstly a list of boatman names which appear in Jackson's Oxford Journal

Boatman names from Jackson's Oxford Journal (53kb)

And here are the articles from the same publication

Articles from Jackson's Oxford Journal (697kb)




Oxford Times
Sandford Lock

A small selection from the Oxford Times, dated 1862 to 1870.

One place often mentioned in the Oxfordshire data is Sandford Lock, pictured here.  The pool below the weir at Sandford is known as the "Sandford Lasher", and is a particularly dangerous spot which has claimed many lives over the years.

Names from Oxford Times (44kb)