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Photo-a-Day  (Monday, 7th October, 2013)

Leeds and Liverpool Canal

Leeds and Liverpool Canal
Near to the Rabbit Rocks, Higher Ince.

Photo: Colin Harlow  (Kodak CX7330)
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Comment by: Ken R on 7th October 2013 at 02:08


Comment by: Lizzie down under on 7th October 2013 at 02:47

Smashing picture Colin....I presume that the bike is yours .....a nice one for my album.....cheers!!!

Comment by: Karen on 7th October 2013 at 07:04

Looks like a lovely quiet day.

Comment by: Scholes Malc on 7th October 2013 at 07:52

our playground as a kid and no-one called it the 'Rabbit Rocks' - it was the 'Rockies' - being going up ther for over fifty years and I a'int seen a rabbit yet!

Comment by: Ron D on 7th October 2013 at 08:35

Lovely lead in .The Bike takes you into the picture .good perspective .
Truly a nice picture

Comment by: Rubyshoes on 7th October 2013 at 08:47

Cracking photo, Colin.

Comment by: kath on 7th October 2013 at 09:04

that's a lovely shot. sunshine makes all the difference doesn't it?

Comment by: maggie. on 7th October 2013 at 09:05

Thank you so much for bringing back such lovely memories I have of going up these locks on a summer Sunday afternoon.

Comment by: Jenny on 7th October 2013 at 09:30

Perfect! Lovely shot.

Comment by: Helen on 7th October 2013 at 09:35

Beautiful, tranquil photo Colin.

Comment by: Garry on 7th October 2013 at 10:06

Has an owd incer Scholes Malc, I've always known it has Rabbit Rocks, infact it's known has RR all over WW.

Comment by: tricia on 7th October 2013 at 10:33

I have just been informed from a reliable source (!!!) that the place in the photo was known as 'Sandy Bottoms'
And you are right about the 'Rockies' as well Scholes Malc.
Colin can I please borrow your bike ???

Comment by: LES on 7th October 2013 at 13:21

Where would the number one lock start, is it in Leeds or Liverpool?

Comment by: Maureen on 7th October 2013 at 13:28

What a lovely serene shot.

Comment by: Ray Dwyer on 7th October 2013 at 13:51

Colin I love your picture. This was my playground as a kid. I have to say its changed for the better, the spoil heaps have all been landscaped and trees planted. I walk there quite often since reirement.

Comment by: alan lad on 7th October 2013 at 18:09

a good un is this

Comment by: Dave Thomas on 7th October 2013 at 18:40

Swam in the sandy bottoms many a time as a kid also the Deepy and to any one from Ince it was always known as the rabbit rocks.

Comment by: Colin Harlow on 7th October 2013 at 19:53

Thanks for all your lovely comments.

Of course You can borrow my bike Tricia....when!

Comment by: Henry on 7th October 2013 at 20:23

A lovely straight genuine shot with no tricks, that's the way I like it. best wishes.

Comment by: tony on 7th October 2013 at 20:28

in the 50's i to swan in most the locks, and know the rocks as the rabbit rocks.

Comment by: Neil Rigby on 7th October 2013 at 21:15

Les, Number 1 lock is in Leeds, see:-


Look at the graphic on right hand side of the page (you may have to expand the 'To Bootle' section to get info about locks near Wigan.)

Comment by: tricia on 7th October 2013 at 21:42

Next weekend lol

Comment by: Jean F (Wales) on 7th October 2013 at 22:00

Great picture Colin....a lot to see.Bet you got that bike for your birthday didnt you ?

Comment by: Mick on 7th October 2013 at 22:12

That section of the canal was empty this afternoon.

Comment by: Sue on 10th October 2013 at 12:19

That's a lovely photo Colin, very Quiet and colourful, a sunny day..well done

Comment by: Jack on 17th October 2013 at 14:13

With you on this one Malc. Never heard them called Rabbit Rocks, only on WW. Perhaps it is a name used by Incers. The Rockies to people from Gods country Scholes and Whelley.

Comment by: Garry on 25th October 2013 at 16:59

Do you mean where all the tin house pe-fabs and flats are based, JACK...

Comment by: Jack on 25th October 2013 at 21:05

Garry, not seen any tin houses. Where are they please?, would like to have a look at them when I get back up there.

Comment by: Garry on 26th October 2013 at 22:11

Try Platt Lane...Durham Street, to name afew.

Comment by: Harry C. on 6th January 2014 at 13:19

Colin I've just been looking back and seen this photo, I don't know how I missed it as it's next to one of mine, however better late than never and I think it's an excellent photo. Cheers H.

Garry I think you will find that the tin houses 'prefabs' went some years ago, having lasted a lot longer than they were intended to when they were built.

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