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Tag Archive for ‘Canals’

SANKEY VALLEY. A Cygnet Ring.

I took a walk along a nearby stretch of the Sankey Valley again a few days ago. The world outside is easing into life, winter is gone away and spring is getting into it’s stride as summer approaches. I’ve blogged about the Sankey valley before ( there will be a link below if I remember ). It was the first canal in the country but not built as such. It […]

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SANKEY VALLEY. Blackbrook To Earlestown.

Taking a walk along a canal is to take a walk through history. Nearby to me is the Sankey Canal and much of it’s course is now the Sankey Valley Country Park. It’s origins go back to the late 1750’s and it was built to serve the many small industries along the route. Coal mines, iron foundries and the like. It wasn’t a fresh cut as such, it was the […]

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MANCHESTER. Underneath The Arches.

Okay I know that technically speaking theses structures are viaducts and not arches but I am allowed a little bit of poetic/photographic licence. This is Castlefields in Manchester, where canal met rail and came the worst off to some extent. Rail in its turn coming a cropper against the onslaught of the car. That said canals and railways are having a renaissance, thanks to the increase in services this stretch […]

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CHESTER. A Canal Walk & The Races.

Chester is a place I like to dip in and out of. It’s not too far away making it an easy journey by rail from one of my local stations. It’s a city steeped in history, from Roman times onwards to the present day. Each time I go I find another corner, another architectural detail that somehow I had missed before. To keep things a little bit fresh I took […]

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