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Photo-a-Day Archive
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Photo-a-Day  (Friday, 19th November, 2021)

Dean Locks


Dean Locks
Gathurst.

Photo: Mick Byrne  (Panasonic DMC-TZ100)
Views: 1,529

Comment by: e on 19th November 2021 at 01:27

Remember your childhood?
This one I can,
This was a playground,
for me and my clan,
Nothing to hold us,
free as the birds,
nowt in our pockets,
but none of us cared.
Adventure we made it,
not built on a screen ,
seldom indoors,
just pauses inbetween,
mams they would trust you,
they just seem to know,
you can't restrain a childhood,
the most special time to grow...

Comment by: WN6er on 19th November 2021 at 06:54

A real piece of history, the railway, canal and motorway all within feet of each other. Wonder if a roman road is nearby?

Comment by: Shaun Devlin on 19th November 2021 at 08:40

That where you could transfer from the canal to the river douglas and navigate to preston docks mick?
Great photo.

Comment by: Edna on 19th November 2021 at 09:04

Brilliant e, you've said it, just as it was.Good photo, love the colours, wonder who the runner is?

Comment by: TerryW on 19th November 2021 at 09:21

Nice one, Mick, it makes a change you taking a nice picture.

Comment by: WN1 Standisher on 19th November 2021 at 10:11

Good picture Mick. Like the reflection of the truck on the still canal. Cycled down there many, many times. As Have you

Comment by: Roy on 19th November 2021 at 10:36

Shaun, the Douglas flows into the river Ribble via a sea lock at Hesketh Bank.

Comment by: John G on 19th November 2021 at 11:08

Mick: Well done nice thought out photo, I think the word is reflective.

Comment by: Mick on 19th November 2021 at 11:08

Yes where the green stuff is was the entrance to old river Douglas lock that allowed boats to travel down the Dougie to the town of Wigan.
You can still see some of the stone work on the tow path./

Comment by: Mortarmillbill on 19th November 2021 at 11:16

Shaun, you are correct the canal and river Douglas used to meet at this point.

Comment by: irene roberts on 19th November 2021 at 11:55

I had heard the name "Dean Locks" but never knew where it was. A good photo and it's a "buy-one-get-one-free" photo too, as we have the brilliant, clear reflection in the still water of the canal. Lovely!

Comment by: Veronica on 19th November 2021 at 13:47

That's a crystal clear photo with good clean sharp lines. The blue sky shimmering in the water makes the most of the reflections. No bike in sight either...

Comment by: Dot on 19th November 2021 at 14:31

This was the old lock keepers cottage. I used to go there and tend to their chickens etc. Got to keep the eggs as well. As they needed a break and I would look after there varied pets.

Comment by: Jembo on 19th November 2021 at 21:25

Nice photo. A red lorry would have set it off nicely.

Comment by: Sir Bob on 30th November 2021 at 14:59

A lorry once drove off the viaduct, and fell into the canal, and Mick tried to save the driver.

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