Photo-a-Day (Thursday, 6th October, 2011)
Canal at Appley Bridge
Clear as crystal, lovely shot.
This photo looks as good upside down as its so clear !
Nice one Mick. What a change around, not so long ago you couldn't give away a house that was facing the canal, now all of a sudden it's the chic location to live. The soil around there will be well fertilised too from the days of the bone works. LOL.
Remember the floods, About 1990 ?
I remember seeing the floods in Millbank where the calico
brook got blocked off where it went under the railway line and the canal.
My mate lived in Milbank and his house was flooded up the the bedroom windows, and all his tropical fish swam out of the tank and where never seen again.
In the garden of the detached house between Mill Lane and The Dell there was a sluice gate alongside the Calico Brook that led to a pipe that I was told by an elderly resident once supplied water to the bone works, don't know if it has been removed, there was also a spring in the garden that obviously had been polluted by mine workings as there was red iron ochre around the mouth of the spring. This was in the mid eighties so quite a lot will have changed since then with flood prevention measures having taken place.