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Photo-a-Day  (Thursday, 1st February, 2018)

Lock Gate in Flight


Lock Gate in Flight
An old gate of Top Lock (No.65) being removed to make way for new oak gates.

Photo: Joanne  (iPhone SE)
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Comment by: Mick on 1st February 2018 at 00:30

Good photo of the plane and gate Joanne.
The plane flight number might be BA65 going to Gatesheads.

Comment by: Joanne on 1st February 2018 at 07:29

Thanks, Mick, I was lucky to be there as it happened. :o)

The Canal & River Trust are advertising for volunteer lock keepers:

https://canalrivertrust.org.uk/volunteer/opportunities/OPP0005760-volunteer-lock-keeper-2018-wigan-flight

Comment by: Elizabeth on 1st February 2018 at 08:24

Yes,lovely clear photo.Walk to here regularly.

Comment by: Veronica on 1st February 2018 at 09:13

Bet the new gate won't last as long as the old one. Nice clear picture.

Comment by: Alan on 1st February 2018 at 13:13

It will with Galvanised Steel gates.

Comment by: Mick on 1st February 2018 at 16:38

The new gates are made of solid oak as the original where, there not cheap.

Comment by: Phil on 1st February 2018 at 18:07

I'll take that bet Veronica. I reckon they will last as long as the old ones.

Comment by: Veronica on 1st February 2018 at 18:56

I hope they do last as long- especially if they are solid oak Phil.

Comment by: Jordan Barnes on 4th February 2019 at 14:44

Lovely looking gate

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