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Photo-a-Day  (Monday, 14th May, 2012)

Top Lock

Top Lock
New Springs.

Photo: Ron Dawber  (Canon compact)
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Comment by: Ken R on 14th May 2012 at 00:11

Nice quiet scene, of course the odd floating plastic bottle detracts a bit, but nice non-the-less.

Comment by: alan on 14th May 2012 at 00:23

I don't see a lock Where is it ?

Comment by: Ernest Pyke on 14th May 2012 at 02:01

Nice and peaceful Ron. Where the birds singing? Just imagine all the `wildlife` hidden below ground !!

Comment by: Mac on 14th May 2012 at 07:36

Very Tranquil.
Even the plastic bottle lies becalmed.:)

Comment by: peterp on 14th May 2012 at 08:05

Looks tranquil.Was the photo taken on a boat or from the canal bank/lock?

Comment by: Ron D on 14th May 2012 at 08:17

Top Lock is a place .There is a top lock just to the right ,but the area is known as top lock.Taken from the towpath..They have there own web site ,look in links.

Comment by: David Long on 14th May 2012 at 08:45

The Top Lock of the Wigan Flight is to the right. This section of the Leeds and Liverpool Canal line is actually the Lancaster Canal - which was intended to carry on southwards through the bridge to Westhoughton and beyond.

Comment by: Dave Marsh on 14th May 2012 at 08:49

It's strange how they once built structures that blended perfectly with the British countryside.

Comment by: maggie on 14th May 2012 at 09:20

This is a wonderful canal. In our more active days, we covered almost the whole length - not as far as Liverpool, but we did reach Burscough. we had a frightening time arriving at the other end - in Leeds, fighting a strong current which didn't want us to get into the lock, but we made it. Narrow Boating is truly great!

Comment by: Roy on 14th May 2012 at 10:09

Hi Maggie, can i refer you to Ernest,s photo of Henhurst Bridge on the 3rd May, we both put a comment on there, you mustn,t have seen my comment challenging yours. I would like some clarification from you and perhaps other canal users please.

Comment by: Mick on 14th May 2012 at 10:23

Is that you Rev just using the name David Long ?

Comment by: Roy on 14th May 2012 at 10:59

Mick, it must be the Rev he deals in facts and figures doesn,t he?lol
Ex Rev David, do you lose the title Reverend when you retire or is it with you for life as is Doctor etc?

Comment by: Ron D on 14th May 2012 at 11:55

This stretch of canal is the Leeds and Liverpool canal ,called the Lancaster pound .It goes from top lock Wigan, to bottom Lock Weelton.It was constructed by the Lancaster canal company ,and sold to the L&L Co.

Comment by: Ernest Pyke on 14th May 2012 at 11:56

Hi Maggie, do you use You Tube?
There are free video`s on most subjects.I`ve been on the Wigan flight earlier, which led me to Bolton Steam Museum and then Belle Vue !!

Comment by: rebian on 14th May 2012 at 21:09

Nice pic

Comment by: Gerald Pilkington Canada on 14th May 2012 at 21:27

could be message in a bottle

Comment by: maggie on 15th May 2012 at 09:38

I am fairly sure I am correct. The lock gate is not fully open, the boat is touching the gate & no one is pushing the gate open. I have seen it, & we have done it ourselves - but only as an aid.

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