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Photo-a-Day  (Sunday, 31st July, 2016)

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Wigan flight.

Photo: Ron Dawber  (Pentax SLR)
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Comment by: Vb on 31st July 2016 at 13:49

....our eyes met across the canal ....and that was it!,,,,,!***Shades of Prunella and Timothy West!

Comment by: Gary Leece on 31st July 2016 at 14:03

A fine photograph and highly appropriate - today is the 300th anniversary of the birth of James Brindley, designer of the Bridgewater Canal and the Barton aquaduct.

Comment by: Titus on 31st July 2016 at 18:48

I think you meant 400th Gary. It opened in 1761.

Comment by: Alan H on 31st July 2016 at 20:32

Gary is correct. James Brindley was born on July 31st 1761 in Derbyshire, 300years ago today.

Comment by: Titus on 31st July 2016 at 21:30

Apologies, of course it was 300!

Comment by: Pat Mc on 31st July 2016 at 21:43

should the date then be 1716 if today's the 300th anniversary? Not 1761

Comment by: Alan H on 1st August 2016 at 09:15

Yes, should have said 1716,got confused with opening date of 1761. Coincidence of dates 1716 and 1761

Comment by: Titus on 2nd August 2016 at 08:45

The canal opened in 1761, and Brindley was born in 1716. So 300 years since the engineer was born.

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