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Photo-a-Day  (Wednesday, 16th June, 2010)

Lock 70

Lock 70
Wigan Locks on Leeds Liverpool Canal.

Photo: Dan Highton  (Canon EOS 500D)
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Comment by: John on 16th June 2010 at 08:59

Nice photo Dan, but lock 70 means nothing to me, where is it? thanks Dan.

Comment by: KESHMIRE on 16th June 2010 at 09:19

Lock 70 looks like the one at top lock at the kirkless hall inn

Comment by: Dan on 16th June 2010 at 10:47

Correct, its one of the Wigan flight on the way down from top lock to Wigan Pier

Comment by: John on 16th June 2010 at 13:59

New springs, thank Dan and Keshmire.

Comment by: Stev on 16th June 2010 at 14:03

Who cuts the grass, it looks like it's just been done on the borders.

nice photo Dan.

Comment by: A Parr Australia on 16th June 2010 at 14:50

Great clear poto Dan. That lock looks very much like the one at Rose-Bridge.When I was a kid we would dive off the bridge rail.Must have been mad I cringe to think of it now.The water was freezing and Crummy

Comment by: Rev David Long on 17th June 2010 at 07:55

Stev, the grass is cut that way to give a neat appearance along the verges of the canal (or road, elsewhere), whilst leaving the rest to Nature, to encourage the growth of flowers, etc which will benefit wildlife. To discourage ranker growth (bushes and trees) there should be a sweep over the rest of the area in the Autumn. Sadly, this second sweep is not always done here in Wigan, and species such as marsh orchids, which need this regime are being swamped on a couple of sites I walk by regularly - particularly along the line of the old railway from Central Station through to Lower Ince.

Comment by: Keith W on 17th June 2010 at 12:57

Hi A Parr, My mates and myself went swimming in these locks when young in the 50s spent many a good day up here with mates,at least we where not causing criminal damage, even though my mother never knew we were swimming in canal.

Comment by: A Parr on 18th June 2010 at 09:00

Hi,Keith. those were the days,on a warm summer day,it was a great fun way to cool off with mates.Im; talking around.1946,a bit before you.

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