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Photo-a-Day  (Sunday, 13th May, 2018)

Top Lock

Top Lock
New Springs, Wigan.

Photo: Ron Dawber  (Olympus Stylus)
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Comment by: Scholes Malc on 13th May 2018 at 06:00

the canal turn to nowhere Ron

Comment by: Maureen on 13th May 2018 at 08:42

You've certainly got an eye for composition Ron..that's a lovely scene.Thank you.

Comment by: Ron D on 13th May 2018 at 10:05

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.

Comment by: Mick on 13th May 2018 at 10:26

Just far away enough that you cant see all the litter that is stuck in the bulrushes

Comment by: Dostaf on 13th May 2018 at 10:28

Southern end of the Lancaster Canal

Comment by: Rev David Long on 13th May 2018 at 17:32

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.

Comment by: Elizabeth on 14th May 2018 at 07:08

A lovely pic of New Springs, thank you, Ron.

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