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Leeds and Liverpool Canal   Views: 25259
Coal Barges   Comments: 8
Photo: Darren Bishop   Item #: 7480  
Coal Barges

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  Coal Barges on the Leeds Liverpool Canal somewhere in Wigan.  

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Comments by E. Iddon, 28th October 2008  
This Photo was taken on the stetch of canal between Dover lock and Plank lane, If you stand on Dover Bridge you can see this stetch of Canal.

Comments by Phil Taylor, 29th July 2009  
The houses on the left hand side are the council houses in Crankwood.Where the tall trees are on the right is the old
sewerage farm.

Comments by mickey, 24th April 2010  
That takes me back. I was a Sea scout at Abram, and e canoed this stretch.

Comments by Neil Tarpey, 16th May 2010  
Hi Phil remember the clay hole

Comments by dave johnson, 18th June 2012  
I think if they had put one more cob of coal in that barge it would have sunk?

Comments by percy.turner wild, 3rd April 2013  percywild@bigpond.com.au 
Both my Great Great Grand Dad John Wild of Hockerly (1793-1860)and Great Dad had barges on the Leeds and Liverpool Canal John Wild of Leigh (1820-1888). The latter captained his father's barge when only 8 years old. They used to carry lime. He was a very strong swimmer in later life and rescued over a dozen people from the canal. His last rescue was in 1880, but declined to accept the RHS medal for the act.

Comments by glover, 19th August 2013  
my great grandad Richard Unsworth Glover also worked on the barges on the Leeds and Liverpool Canal in the 1800s

Comments by Tom Davies, 2nd August 2017  t.w.davies@ex.ac.uk 
This may well be Ambush towing Viktoria

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