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Photo-a-Day  (Monday, 16th October, 2017)


Gongoozler on Wigan flight.

Photo: Ron Dawber  (Pentax SLR)
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Comment by: Mick on 16th October 2017 at 00:19

Looks like shes bent the arm on the lock gate

Comment by: Ken R on 16th October 2017 at 00:52

Nice photo Ron, but you got me beat with "Gongoozler"

Comment by: Rev David Long on 16th October 2017 at 07:57

Not a gongoozler - I can see a windlass in his right hand... so he's crew from a boat, operating the lock.
I took a pic from the opposite direction - of that section of the flight from St Catherine's spire. I'll put it in the album - since it's now an historic pic....

Comment by: britboy on 16th October 2017 at 13:07

I’ve been searching P-A-D for a good pic of gongoozlers, I’m sure there was a crowd of them somewhere on the Wigan flight... anyone point me in the right direction?

Comment by: Ellen on 16th October 2017 at 20:31

A nice panoramic view, but could some-one enlighten me about what a gongoozler is?

Comment by: Brian on 16th October 2017 at 23:05

The English Oxford Dictionary defines gongoozler as an idle spectator.

Wikipedia's definition is more apt: A gongoozler is a person who enjoys watching activity on the canals of the United Kingdom.

Comment by: Joanne on 16th October 2017 at 23:21

Gongoozler: 'A person who enjoys watching activities on the canal, particularly at locks.'


A great photo of one of my favourite places, thanks Ron. Thanks also for the photo from St Catharine's spire, Rev David.

Lock No. 71 (VII) is the one with a person on its left & a stray stone to its lower right:



Comment by: David on 17th October 2017 at 22:03

Gongoozler = Mick.

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