Photo-a-Day (Sunday, 13th May, 2018)
the canal turn to nowhere Ron
You've certainly got an eye for composition Ron..that's a lovely scene.Thank you.
That 100 or so yards of canal. under the bridge Malk. Was dug just to make a railway company build A bridge over it.The line came up from Wigan,and turned left after top lock.This would delay the rail,and cause considerable money to be spent.
Just far away enough that you cant see all the litter that is stuck in the bulrushes
Southern end of the Lancaster Canal
The story is a bit more complicated than that, Ron D - the Lancaster Canal Company had authorisation to build their canal through to Westhoughton. When the North Union Railway wanted to build their branch from Wigan to New Springs they refused to put a clause in their Bill for the line which would protect the canal company's rights. So, in 1836 they extended it the few hundred yards toward Westhoughton which would make the North Union respect their rights.
A lovely pic of New Springs, thank you, Ron.