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Photo-a-Day Archive
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Photo-a-Day  (Thursday, 2nd October, 2014)

Kennet


Kennet
Kennet in Crooke.

Photo: Mick Byrne  (Sony HDR)
Views: 3,330

Comment by: Garry on 2nd October 2014 at 08:40

Now that's a Barge. Good one Mick.

Comment by: Fred Mason on 2nd October 2014 at 08:59

Yes, THAT IS a barge. Look at the dents in it. Wonder what it is like inside.

Good pic, Mick.!!

Comment by: maggie on 2nd October 2014 at 09:15

Any connection with the Kennet & Avon canal? I live in the area. it is a great canal.

Comment by: Rev David Long on 2nd October 2014 at 13:16

Maggie, it's one of the River Class of Leeds & Liverpool short boats - all named after rivers, such as the Kennet. They were built pre-WW2. Post-WW2 boats were in the Town Class - named after towns, like Bacup, Farnworth, etc.. Read more here:
http://www.burscoughheritage.ukcanals.net/theboats.html

Comment by: Mick on 2nd October 2014 at 17:09

Maggie its now a floating museum http://www.llcs.org.uk/html/kennet_project.html#calendar

There was another boat in Crooke at the same time that was named Mervyn [IMG]http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v230/bigharold/DSC08776.jpg[/IMG]

Comment by: Robert on 3rd October 2014 at 09:51

If you watched the drama 'Peaky Blinders' on BBC a couple of weeks ago, it appeared right at the beginning!

Comment by: Polly on 3rd October 2014 at 19:19

Rev David Long, Wonderful read more link.. So intesting!

Comment by: Robin Leigh on 4th October 2014 at 08:38

Thank you Rev. Long for the read-more link. It contains the first reference I have seen anywhere to someone with my mother's maiden name, Widdop.

Comment by: Kenee on 4th October 2014 at 10:07

About twenty years ago I used to deal with a wholesale firm called William Widdop in Chadderton, Manchester.

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