Photo-a-Day (Sunday, 29th November, 2020)
I think it's the lancaster canal at haigh.
Lovely picture with all of the Autumn leaves scattered, the boat is lovely and pictures to.
John the lancaster canal runs from Preston to Kendal with new links at the Preston end
Thats how I like it, a nice dry tow path.
Quite a cheerful picture to see on a gloomy day like today.
The boat looks like it's waiting patiently through the Autumn days, dreaming of the Spring to come.
PeterP - Mick's right - the length from Top Lock to the bottom of the locks at Johnson's Hill was built as the southern section of the Lancaster Canal, but used by the L&L, rather than them wasting money building a separate cut, to complete their line.
The Lancaster bears left at Johnson's Hill, and continues to the Ribble, where a tramroad, built temporarily in 1803, was built across the river. Goods were unloaded from barges, transferred to wagons, and taken across to the northern section of the Lancaster at Preston. Wigan Coal & Iron Co. had its own barges on the northern section for the trade. The tramroad lasted until 1857.
The northern end of the Lancaster Canal is now only navigable as far as Tewitfield, north of Carnforth, having been chopped up by the M6 in 1968.
Makes you think of where you might be tomorrow or the next day...or week, somewhere different. I think if Sheila Hancock can handle a narrow boat at her age, I think I might be able to !!
Peter, it's the lancaster canal section of the leeds liverpool canal from johnson's hillock to aspull.
Beyond Carnforth , there's a canal bridge in a field that gives good shade to cows on hot days .
What route had the Leeds /Liverpool planned to take from Wigan before they opted to join the Lancaster Canal at Top Lock?
Replid this morning but it's not here -I'll try again...
Nice shot David. Nicely framed withthe autumn tree.
Dave, (Oy), I put a post on this morning that didn't appear and I had to repeat it. I thought I may have missed out the verification code but am almost certain I didn't. Some comments may just slip through the net.
I agree with Veronica, lovely photo, on a dismal foggy drizzly morning.
My understanding is that the original proposed route of the Leeds - Liverpool canal was to proceed from Blackburn heading for the south of Preston, then turning further south to proceed directly towards Liverpool across the relatively flat Lancashire plain,... ( very few, if indeed any locks at all required in this area), ...., passing through Burscough, ( as it currently does), then on to Liverpool.
There wouldn't have been much coal revenue to be gleaned by taking this route in my view though, but then the Brussels sprouts trade may well have outweighed this shortfall around about Christmas time.
Little doubt I'll get torpedoed from certain quarters, but I haven't actually made this up, so I must have read it somewhere.
DTease, wigan was originally a branch spur from parbold via the douglas navigation, then to the bridgewater canal at leigh. The main line was going to go from parbold to blackburn.
Oh! and since t'subject of sprouts has surfaced, it met prove timely to remind all and sundry that Christmas, being a mere three weeks away, it met be best fot get t'pon ont'th'AGA reet now, and get them sprouts bubbling away. A mean, who needs hard sprouts?
Ozy, my sprouts have been on the boil since last Christmas. Yer can’t do nowt if yer sprouts are hard.
One can hear the objections of the Georgian farmer to the proposed route Oz . Not In My Brussels Yield !
A small sprinkling of sugar helps to take away the bitterness of the sprouts bubbling away in the pan... but I have no idea about the hardness , apart from having a good set of dentures!
You can all keep your sprouts, hard or soft, with sugar or without. I'll be having the same this year as I had last. Beans on toast with a sprig of holly on top.
Ozy nearly like minded I said to missus we will have egg and chips on xmas day
Veronica, Ozy never did recover his top set did he? What’s more, I don’t think beans are a good idea when you’re locked down in a small Air Raid Shelter.
Not much ventilation in one of them.
I thought that Dtease, but I didn't like to mention it. They are probably on Wigan Lane still. As for the eruption of gas in the old air - raid shelter he could end up blowing himself up. H e would need to take a canary in with him... poor thing!
Poor little canary, one tin of beans and the poor birdie would be deader than Monty Python’s Parrot!