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 Photo-a-Day      (Thursday, 8th April, 2010) Views: 3,654 
They said they don't make em like this any more
 They said they don't make em like this any more   by Ron Dawber  (Canon 300d 35---10.5 lens.)
Wigan 21 flight.

Comment by COLIN HARLOW on 8th April 2010 at 08:32
Its nice to see restoration work being carried out on our canals.


Comment by Mick on 8th April 2010 at 12:31
I wonder why there using wooden ones there in most places where the gates have been changed there using steel ones.


Comment by Cyril on 8th April 2010 at 15:29
Mick, British Waterways where being interviewed on Northwest Tonight a few weeks back at that lock, they said that they were now using traditional methods and materials on restoration work on the canals and locks. Lets hope they soon start to restore the pot-holed towpaths too.

Good photo Ron, when I first glanced at it I thought it was the River Douglas dam they are building.


Comment by Scholes Malc on 9th April 2010 at 22:34
well done those contractors but they have left the towpath in a terrible mess!!


Comment by Deko on 6th May 2010 at 22:26
another stretch of water with no fish and the United Utilities keep
telling us they are stocking up the
Wigan waters with prime young fish.
Pull the other one.!!!!!!


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