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The End of a Long Flight
Photo: DTease
Views: 651
Item #: 32057
The top lock in the Wigan flight. July 1994.
Sharp left for Leeds.

Comment by: AP on 8th April 2020 at 17:17

What is the brick structure on the left?

Comment by: Alan on 8th April 2020 at 23:22

The brick building is an easy's an old PIT SHAFT.

Comment by: Phil on 9th April 2020 at 06:06

AP, the old brick structure was what was left of the Albion Iron Works engine house.

Comment by: Arthur on 9th April 2020 at 12:54

NCB shaft building.

Comment by: Rev David Long on 9th April 2020 at 16:48

It predates the creation of the NCB - but I think they probably ended up owning it post-Nationalisation - it is part of the Albion Ironworks - which had their own loading bay opposite the lock entrance.

Comment by: AH on 11th April 2020 at 09:07

Today the brick structure[part of the albion iron works] is hidden by trees.

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