Photo-a-Day (Wednesday, 16th June, 2010)
Nice photo Dan, but lock 70 means nothing to me, where is it? thanks Dan.
Lock 70 looks like the one at top lock at the kirkless hall inn
Correct, its one of the Wigan flight on the way down from top lock to Wigan Pier
New springs, thank Dan and Keshmire.
Who cuts the grass, it looks like it's just been done on the borders.
nice photo Dan.
Great clear poto Dan. That lock looks very much like the one at Rose-Bridge.When I was a kid we would dive off the bridge rail.Must have been mad I cringe to think of it now.The water was freezing and Crummy
Stev, the grass is cut that way to give a neat appearance along the verges of the canal (or road, elsewhere), whilst leaving the rest to Nature, to encourage the growth of flowers, etc which will benefit wildlife. To discourage ranker growth (bushes and trees) there should be a sweep over the rest of the area in the Autumn. Sadly, this second sweep is not always done here in Wigan, and species such as marsh orchids, which need this regime are being swamped on a couple of sites I walk by regularly - particularly along the line of the old railway from Central Station through to Lower Ince.
Hi A Parr, My mates and myself went swimming in these locks when young in the 50s spent many a good day up here with mates,at least we where not causing criminal damage, even though my mother never knew we were swimming in canal.
Hi,Keith. those were the days,on a warm summer day,it was a great fun way to cool off with mates.Im; talking around.1946,a bit before you.