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Canal basin c1892-95 Midhurst
Canal basin
looking east
Although long closed to commercial traffic, rowing boats could be hired and rowed downriver as far as Fittleworth for 6d per day. This is now [2009] silted up with little water flowing through it. Note the difference in water levels to photos below
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Canal basin c.1898-1900 Midhurst
Bridge & Wharf Cottage
postcard -
in house collection
ref- m657

Canal basin 1900 Midhurst
Bridge & Wharf Cottage
postcard - posted 1904
contributed by Alex Palmer, Petersfield
ref- m573

Canal basin 1900 Midhurst
Canal basin
looking east
Frith postcard - posted 1906
contributed by Alex Palmer, Petersfield
enlargement pending
ref - m303

wharf Midhurst
Wharf Cottage
1885 - 1886
Painting by Edward Batty 1839 - 1918
thanks to Jeff Chatwin for info.
ref - m598


Canal basin 1900 Midhurst
Wharf Cottage & bridge
looking south
Bridge and cottage as above photo
postcard - posted 1909
contributed by Alex Palmer, Petersfield
ref - m292
click here to see the bridge as it is today

Canal basin 1900 Midhurst
Remains of boat house
accidental fire c.1911-12
note gas works
ref - m360

Fire Station Midhurst, Wharf
Fire Station 1955 to 1970
Fire station at the Wharf, here for 15 years
Midhurst Fire Brigade
ref - m364

Fire Station Midhurst
Fire Station
Crew outside station
Magazine cutting
contributed- Stella McNeill[2011]
enlarge & names
ref - m841

Canal basin 1900 Midhurst
Rother at St Anns Hill
postcard unused
in house archive 4
ref - m748

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The Wharf

Now overgrown and silted up, this canal cut brought boats from the river to The Wharf. The water flowing through comes from South Pond.

Wharf Cottage

My family The Dowlings lived in Wharf Cottage during Edwardian times and appear there on the 1911 Census. My Great Grandfather Thomas and his wife Rosina lived here with their children. It was a great surprise to find these pictures.
Jeff Chatwin Dec.2012
According to the 1901 Census my great great grandparents lived here with their children.
They were John and Sarah Weston. He was a shepherd.
Susan Newton Mar.2013

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