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Photo-a-Day  (Thursday, 23rd August, 2012)

Canal at Poolstock

Canal at Poolstock
The start of the Leigh branch of the Leeds Liverpool Canal, Poolstock.

Photo: Jeff Haydock  (Nikon D40 Tokina 12-24mm)
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Comment by: milemunch on 23rd August 2012 at 06:24

many a time ive run here training for the London marathon out passed leigh and back .However now in nz missing everyone

Comment by: Mick on 23rd August 2012 at 08:31

When I peddle around that little bend in the tow path I always keep a look out for some drug addict jumping out on me from behind the wall .

Comment by: jeff haydock on 23rd August 2012 at 08:41

Don't know where the Leigh bit came from, it's definitely Poolstock.

Comment by: Thomas(Tom)Walsh. on 23rd August 2012 at 09:10

The building on the right was the old Poolstock Labour Club,before it moved to the other side of the road. It then had life as a sewing factory,and laterly as a restaurant of every kind Italian ,Chinese, Greek, none seemed to have been successful because of parking difficulties .

Comment by: Ron D on 23rd August 2012 at 09:35

It's the Leigh branch because it goes to Leigh where it connects to the Bridgewater canal,and then on to the Trent and Mersey and on and on. Some nice lighting Jeff.

Comment by: dirty harry on 23rd August 2012 at 10:51

stuffed full of fish this section and i do mean stuffed .

Comment by: david on 23rd August 2012 at 16:42

Good colour and detail.

Comment by: Dave Roscoe on 23rd August 2012 at 22:30

Used to pass this stratch on the way to the Scotsman's Flash and at the time it was pretty black from coal dust I think. Nobody fished this stretch then. I'm pleaseed to hear it now stuffed with fish.

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