Photo-a-Day (Sunday, 31st July, 2016)
....our eyes met across the canal ....and that was it!,,,,,!***Shades of Prunella and Timothy West!
A fine photograph and highly appropriate - today is the 300th anniversary of the birth of James Brindley, designer of the Bridgewater Canal and the Barton aquaduct.
I think you meant 400th Gary. It opened in 1761.
Gary is correct. James Brindley was born on July 31st 1761 in Derbyshire, 300years ago today.
Apologies, of course it was 300!
should the date then be 1716 if today's the 300th anniversary? Not 1761
Yes, should have said 1716,got confused with opening date of 1761. Coincidence of dates 1716 and 1761
The canal opened in 1761, and Brindley was born in 1716. So 300 years since the engineer was born.