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2 car DMU passing over L&L Canal 6th May 1989
Photo: Harry Gardner
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Item #: 13554
A 2 car DMU passes over the recently refurbished,& sandblasted leeds & liverpool canal bridge on its way to wallgate station on the 6th May 1989

Comment by: Jem Glover on 7th February 2010 at 21:17

The bridge in the distance is the road bridge at lower Ince (Shepards Arm's)In 1989 you would find me riding mi bike along this towpath on mi way to Triangle Valve.

Comment by: Rev David Long on 8th February 2010 at 08:26

I took a pic nearly 20 years later from more or less the same spot:
The towpath under the bridge was widened in the late 90s, and 'improved' by the laying of those brick blocks. I think it looked far better in 1989 - green fingers of countryside pushing into the town, rather than the town centre pedestrian area pushing the countryside back.

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