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Photo-a-Day  (Thursday, 28th February, 2008)

The Packet House

The Packet House
The Packet House, Wigan Road, New Springs. By the side of the Leeds Liverpool Canal. In days long ago, even before my time, you could book passage on the packet boats that went to Chorley, Blackburn, and beyond... Or send parcels from here. It has also been a club, but now is a private residence. What else may it have been, who knows?

Photo: Ron Dawber  (Cannon 300D)
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Comment by: Jo Anne on 28th February 2008 at 09:36

It is a house with an interesting history and looks like a lovely home now - well-captured Ron :o)
I love the idea of going on a boat along the Leeds Liverpool Canal - what were the packet boats like?

Comment by: Ron D on 28th February 2008 at 17:58

like I wrote before ,it was a bit before my time Jo Anne. No idea ,sorry

Comment by: empress on 28th February 2008 at 20:31

Its a lovely piccy, could be right off a chocolate box.

Comment by: Jo Anne on 28th February 2008 at 20:33

Hello Ron - I've found quite an informative website about "The Project to Recreate the Famous Canal Packet-Boat".

Comment by: Ron D on 28th February 2008 at 22:33

Thanks Jo Anne. I will find it. Sounds interesting. Used to be on the cut myself.

Comment by: bill on 3rd November 2008 at 19:31

The Haddock Family Lived There in my first vynal record off the son (let's all sing like the Birdies Sing)my word we are going back a bit

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