I have to ask......why is the bottom step worn out more than the others? Is it something to do with the opening and shutting of the lock when it comes to that position?? (I know nothing about locks - I bet Prunella Scales would know -she does all the hard work! Sorry if it is a daft question.
Comment by Mick on 19th April 2016 at 11:21
They wouldnt be speaking Neil they would be talking
Comment by Johnny on 19th April 2016 at 11:31
Sorry Ron not alot to be said, only that the steps and perimeter could do with re-whitening!
Comment by Maureen on 19th April 2016 at 16:02
Mick..have you any more stupid comments up your sleeve.
Comment by Neil Cain on 19th April 2016 at 16:40
They might even punctuate correctly Mick.
Comment by Ken R on 19th April 2016 at 17:09
Good memories photo Ron, Withington lane Bridge.
Comment by Brian Bradshaw. on 19th April 2016 at 17:29
Good answer Neil.!!!!!!!
Comment by Johnny on 19th April 2016 at 18:17
Those stones could even be whispering. I'm sure they would be reluctant to divulge their secrets of the many who have conversed here!
Comment by Roy on 19th April 2016 at 19:23
Intriguing question Vb rather than daft, it has nothing to do with the operation of the lock. One would think that all the steps would have suffered the same amount of wear. One or two explanations would be that the other 3 have been replaced, much more convenient to replace those than the bottom one, softer stone on the bottom one, but i cant see that would be the case. Also the wear on the bottom step doesn't look natural to me, it look to have been damaged or hacked at with something.
Comment by irene roberts on 19th April 2016 at 19:38
Well said, Neil.
Comment by Vb on 19th April 2016 at 21:14
Thanks Roy ....don't suppose we will ever know. If those stones did speak it must have been the bottom one that did all the talking!
Comment by Mick on 19th April 2016 at 22:20
Neil Ive had my fair share of punctuations when Im riding my bike along that stretch of the canal bank.
Comment by Neil Cain on 20th April 2016 at 07:47
Good riposte Mick.
Comment by Fred on 21st April 2016 at 06:27
When it rains;You get a lot more dampness lingering on the bottom step.Or you have got long legged boat man.
Comment by Vb on 21st April 2016 at 10:51
Think you have solved the mystery Fred -you must have a scientific mind if that's the right word or perhaps practical.
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