2004

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Engineer working on pump

Boat engineer at work
In general, hire boat companies have a good reputation for their boats being mechanically sound. Occasionally, a breakdown does occur, but they usually have an engineer out quickly.

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Boat moored at Barlaston

Boat at Barlaston

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Aston Church

Aston Church

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In pensive mood

In pensive mood
The rain gets everyone down!

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Twilight over Gailey

Twilight over Gailey
Sunset and rain!

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Cadbury's Wharf

Cadbury's chocolate wharf
This is one of the original covered wharves at which the working boats docked. This one, at Knighton on the Shropshire Union Canal, was owned by Cadbury's (the chocolate people) and was where chocolate crumb was loaded for transport to their Bourneville works.

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Anderton Boat Lift

Anderton Boat Lift
The Anderton lift takes boat vertically the 500ft between the River Weaver and the T&M Canal. This photo was taken after the restoration of the lift, when the counter-balance mechanism was removed from the top, and it was returned to its original hydrostatic balancing.

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The weights from the lift

The weights from the lift
The weights from the mechanism have been used to create a maze for children.

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Kenney & Lisa

Lisa & Kenney at Anderton

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Worsley

Worsley, looking North Worsley, looking South
Worsley could be considered to be the birthplace of the canal system as we know it. The entrance to the Duke of Bridgewater's mine complex is on the right of the mock-Tudor building in the left picture.

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Crane for stop-planks

Stop-plank crane
The crane was used to handle the planks used to shut off water in case of breach in canal wall.

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Barton Swing aqueduct

Barton aqueduct

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Along the Bridgewater

Along the Bridgewater

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Old Trafford

Old Trafford football stadium
Football gets everywhere - even on a quiet canal holiday!!!

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A lock under a skyscraper

lock under skyscraper
This building was constructed to accommodate the canal - for a change, they couldn't fill it in (as the canal was privately owned)!

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Underground Artwork

Underground Artwork
Graffiti actually has a place!

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Asda Tunnel

Asda Tunnel
The size of this ASDA meant that a new 'tunnel' had to be built (Huddersfield Narrow Canal).

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Portland Museum

Portland Museum
The old warehouse now houses a museum of canal life.

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Marple aqueduct and viaduct

Marple aqueduct and viaduct
The old and the new means of transport - but which is which?

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My ideal home

Privet house
Privet house canalside by bridge 20 on Upper Peak Forest Canal

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Electric bridge

Electric bridge
Bridges are usually hand operated - this one had flashing lights on!

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