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Photo-a-Day  (Wednesday, 23rd March, 2011)

Plank Lane Marina

Plank Lane Marina
Former Bickershaw colliery site, with Plank Lane swing bridge on L/L canal to give a reference point.

Photo: Gareth Roberts  (Kodak C 713 zoom)
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Comment by: Alan on 23rd March 2011 at 00:13

I thought there were supposed to be boats in a marina.

Comment by: Mick on 23rd March 2011 at 07:05

They have done a great job in tidying up this mucky area of Wigan.

But they should get a posher name for the marina other than Plank Lane, but I suppose thats better than Slag Lane.

Comment by: Roy H on 23rd March 2011 at 08:30

This is a welcome improvement. I was at the yacht club area a couple of weeks ago for the first time. It's a diabolical area. Everything is crowded in and there's an industrial site next to it.
It depends on the mooring costs that the council come up with, as to how often the marina is used.

Comment by: Roy H on 23rd March 2011 at 08:31

PS. Can't see any mooring points?

Comment by: Mick on 23rd March 2011 at 11:07

Roy H, they might put in wooden walkways with mooring points on them.

Comment by: Gareth Roberts on 23rd March 2011 at 14:01

Should be the Bridgewater Canal , off the L/L and the road has been moved to accommodate the marina.

Comment by: Gerald pilkington CANADA on 23rd March 2011 at 22:44

Covered slip fee here 1000 pound for six months

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