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 Photo-a-Day      (Monday, 7th October, 2013) Views: 2,904 
Leeds and Liverpool Canal
 Leeds and Liverpool Canal   by Colin Harlow  (Kodak CX7330)
Near to the Rabbit Rocks, Higher Ince.

Comment by Ken R on 7th October 2013 at 02:08
Timeless.


Comment by Lizzie down under on 7th October 2013 at 02:47
Smashing picture Colin....I presume that the bike is yours .....a nice one for my album.....cheers!!!


Comment by Karen on 7th October 2013 at 07:04
Looks like a lovely quiet day.


Comment by Scholes Malc on 7th October 2013 at 07:52
our playground as a kid and no-one called it the 'Rabbit Rocks' - it was the 'Rockies' - being going up ther for over fifty years and I a'int seen a rabbit yet!


Comment by Ron D on 7th October 2013 at 08:35
Lovely lead in .The Bike takes you into the picture .good perspective .
Truly a nice picture


Comment by Rubyshoes on 7th October 2013 at 08:47
Cracking photo, Colin.


Comment by kath on 7th October 2013 at 09:04
that's a lovely shot. sunshine makes all the difference doesn't it?


Comment by maggie. on 7th October 2013 at 09:05
Thank you so much for bringing back such lovely memories I have of going up these locks on a summer Sunday afternoon.


Comment by Jenny on 7th October 2013 at 09:30
Perfect! Lovely shot.


Comment by Helen on 7th October 2013 at 09:35
Beautiful, tranquil photo Colin.


Comment by Garry on 7th October 2013 at 10:06
Has an owd incer Scholes Malc, I've always known it has Rabbit Rocks, infact it's known has RR all over WW.


Comment by tricia on 7th October 2013 at 10:33
I have just been informed from a reliable source (!!!) that the place in the photo was known as 'Sandy Bottoms'
And you are right about the 'Rockies' as well Scholes Malc.
Colin can I please borrow your bike ???


Comment by LES on 7th October 2013 at 13:21
Where would the number one lock start, is it in Leeds or Liverpool?


Comment by Maureen on 7th October 2013 at 13:28
What a lovely serene shot.


Comment by Ray Dwyer on 7th October 2013 at 13:51
Colin I love your picture. This was my playground as a kid. I have to say its changed for the better, the spoil heaps have all been landscaped and trees planted. I walk there quite often since reirement.


Comment by alan lad on 7th October 2013 at 18:09
a good un is this


Comment by Dave Thomas on 7th October 2013 at 18:40
Swam in the sandy bottoms many a time as a kid also the Deepy and to any one from Ince it was always known as the rabbit rocks.


Comment by Colin Harlow on 7th October 2013 at 19:53
Thanks for all your lovely comments.

Of course You can borrow my bike Tricia....when!


Comment by Henry on 7th October 2013 at 20:23
A lovely straight genuine shot with no tricks, that's the way I like it. best wishes.


Comment by tony on 7th October 2013 at 20:28
in the 50's i to swan in most the locks, and know the rocks as the rabbit rocks.


Comment by Neil Rigby on 7th October 2013 at 21:15
Les, Number 1 lock is in Leeds, see:-

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leeds_and_Liverpool_Canal

Look at the graphic on right hand side of the page (you may have to expand the 'To Bootle' section to get info about locks near Wigan.)


Comment by tricia on 7th October 2013 at 21:42
Next weekend lol


Comment by Jean F (Wales) on 7th October 2013 at 22:00
Great picture Colin....a lot to see.Bet you got that bike for your birthday didnt you ?


Comment by Mick on 7th October 2013 at 22:12
That section of the canal was empty this afternoon.


Comment by Sue on 10th October 2013 at 12:19
That's a lovely photo Colin, very Quiet and colourful, a sunny day..well done


Comment by Jack on 17th October 2013 at 14:13
With you on this one Malc. Never heard them called Rabbit Rocks, only on WW. Perhaps it is a name used by Incers. The Rockies to people from Gods country Scholes and Whelley.


Comment by Garry on 25th October 2013 at 16:59
Do you mean where all the tin house pe-fabs and flats are based, JACK...


Comment by Jack on 25th October 2013 at 21:05
Garry, not seen any tin houses. Where are they please?, would like to have a look at them when I get back up there.


Comment by Garry on 26th October 2013 at 22:11
Try Platt Lane...Durham Street, to name afew.


Comment by Harry C. on 6th January 2014 at 13:19
Colin I've just been looking back and seen this photo, I don't know how I missed it as it's next to one of mine, however better late than never and I think it's an excellent photo. Cheers H.

Garry I think you will find that the tin houses 'prefabs' went some years ago, having lasted a lot longer than they were intended to when they were built.


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