|ART by ALAN OWEN
Top Lock pub. As a boy I swam in the canal and dived off the bridge in the background. At that time (during the war) all the factories in the area were working full blast and the factory girls would come out on the bridge to eat their fish and chips. This became a magnet for the American service men from the Warrington air base and the banks of the canal became a mass of bodies lying down on the grass much to the amusment of the local lads.
Original painting by Alan Owen.