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Photo-a-Day  (Tuesday, 19th November, 2013)

New Gates


New Gates
Wigan Lock having new gates.

Photo: Mick Byrne  (Sony HDR)
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Comment by: AP on 19th November 2013 at 00:03

Why is such extensive scaffolding needed?

Comment by: Ken R on 19th November 2013 at 00:05

Interesting Mick. It is nice to see a major re-fit.

Comment by: Lizzie down under on 19th November 2013 at 00:18

Wow Mick....fab picture.....nice to see these pics as I am not there....cheers!!!

Comment by: Garry on 19th November 2013 at 06:27

Boring!

Comment by: kath on 19th November 2013 at 07:28

a good shot from a good standpoint. a lot of work being done by the looks of it

Comment by: Rev David Long on 19th November 2013 at 08:00

The scaffolding is there for health and safety for the workers, and perhaps also to allow the public to peer into the lock when the Canal & River Trust (formerly the British Waterways Board) held an Open Day at the lock and the adjacent dry dock over last weekend. See: http://waterwaynews.blogspot.co.uk/2013/11/open-day-at-wigan-lock.html
Normally, of course, the lock, like most in Britain, has no barriers round, but you'd get a softer, if wetter, landing when they're full of water if you fell in.

Comment by: Jonno on 19th November 2013 at 09:00

Garry, there's only one answer to your comment,'Get off your backside and get YOUR camera out'

Comment by: tricia on 19th November 2013 at 10:37

....and so are you dear Garry...

Comment by: Ernest Pyke on 19th November 2013 at 12:15

Thanks Rev David; Was the dry dock built at same time as the canal?
Two interesting websites :-

http://canalrivertrust.org.uk/places-to-visit-pdf/Wigan.pdf
http://www.tuesdaynightclub.co.uk/Tour_03/Tour03_20.html

Extract from the latter:- " At 09:30 we were past the Leigh Branch and started the Wigan Flight proper at 09:30. Rev David Long had been contacted and after his morning service, came out to join us, for his customary bike assisted lock wheeling."

Comment by: Garry on 19th November 2013 at 13:36

AW Tricia, I've never called you boring...the photos just about opinions isn't it....

Comment by: Mick on 19th November 2013 at 16:57

Ernest the website that you have found is very interesting.

Comment by: dave johnson on 19th November 2013 at 18:39

Mick, surprised that you have not put photos of the work going on behind the DW Stadium. A few times there has been a large mobile crane to lift the locks.

Comment by: Garry on 19th November 2013 at 19:21

Why dont you do it, Dave!

Comment by: tricia on 19th November 2013 at 20:43

...only joking , Garry...you are OK really!
I was asking Colin about his bike by the way..we were in Wigan for most of October

Comment by: Mick on 19th November 2013 at 23:07

Dave Johnson I saw that lock being done as wellwhen I was peddling past but didnt stop.

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