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Photo-a-Day  (Tuesday, 29th March, 2011)


Cottages at Henhurst Lock on the Leeds and Liverpool Canal, Chapel Lane.

Photo: Harry Cunliffe  (Nikon Coolpix 7900)
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Comment by: alan on 29th March 2011 at 00:05

Whoever allowed that awful black and white monstrosity on a traditional cottage ?!

Comment by: Ernest Pyke on 29th March 2011 at 07:38

This was the lockeepers cottage. I knew the lockeeper, Tom Barrow, who retired to Herefordshire in 1959.

Comment by: brian d. on 29th March 2011 at 08:32

nice photo harry,

Comment by: Roy H on 29th March 2011 at 08:56

I agree with the black and white monstosity.

Comment by: Trixie on 29th March 2011 at 09:09

Good photo Harry..

Comment by: David on 29th March 2011 at 12:12

Just a guess, but was the B/W window to give a better view to the lock keeper? It doesn't look like modern add on.

Comment by: PAT on 29th March 2011 at 13:20

I think that the window that sticks out is part of the original structure.
It's there so that the lock keeper can see along the canal Have seen these in other parts of the country.

Comment by: Ron on 29th March 2011 at 13:46

My friend and his wife, used to live in this house for a few years when they first got married. They lived with his mother. The upstairs bay Window is original.

Comment by: peter on 29th March 2011 at 18:27

i used to work at the wood yard across the canal in the 60s
richard foster and sons

Comment by: Tom on 29th March 2011 at 19:18

Crocoses in bowl Finepix A5001

Comment by: derek callaghan on 29th March 2011 at 20:55

Are you the Harry Cunliffe who worked at Wigan Printing in the mid to late sixties. I am Derek who worked downstairs in composing. I if I am mistaken then I apologise

Comment by: Jean F (Wales) on 29th March 2011 at 22:23

Always somebody to complain before thry get their facts straight !!
B/W Window)

Comment by: Harry C. on 31st March 2011 at 07:38

Derek, Yes I am. Cheers H.

Comment by: Mark Tully on 7th April 2011 at 20:46

Hello all - Excellent photo! My great grandfather James Mason lived at 24 Chapel Lane, Wigan, in 1851. Does anyone know if this is near that address?


Mark Tully
Madison, Maine, USA
mtully [at]

Comment by: Harry C. on 8th April 2011 at 07:32

Hi. Mark.
Everything has changed now, but it would have been close. H.

Comment by: Mark Tully on 11th April 2011 at 16:54

Thanks, Harry. I suspected it was too good to be true.

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