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Photo Uploaded: Nov 22 2007 23:12:28 GMT
A barge going through the lock at Hebden Bridge Yorkshire.
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Nov 22 2007 23:50 GMT
Glad you like it taaboe.
This is living history as the canals here are now very busy with holiday and pleasure boats, they are going through a big revival.
Nov 23 2007 00:41 GMT
Beautiful composition and light off the boat in this shot.Nice to see that they are putting these historic cannals back to use!! When would they have been constructed....early1700's?
Nov 23 2007 01:03 GMT
The Rochdale Canal charts a 32-mile course between Manchester and Sowerby Bridge.Following a survey by James Brindley, construction began in 1799 and was completed 5 years later. This was an outstanding feat of engineering, involving 92 locks, over 100 bridges and a summit in the Pennines of 600 feet above sea-level. The canal was the first and most successful trans-Pennine waterway, carrying coal, timber, grain, wool, cotton, sugar, stone and chemicals.
Competition from other forms of transport led to a gradual decline leading to its effective closure in 1952. After years of dereliction, a partnership of the private, public and voluntary sectors was set up, and 1996 saw a milestone in this partnership with the canal being reconnected to the national system for the first time since the mid-1960s. The canal re-opened in July 2002.
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Bronte Boats of Hebden Bridge, they do Narrow Boat cruises along the canal.
Nov 23 2007 01:04 GMT
Great atmosphere, Meg!
Nov 23 2007 01:45 GMT
Wonderful Meg ;-)
Nov 23 2007 10:27 GMT
Meg....stunning capture of the canal boat...I've often thought of riding in one of these but have yet to do it...........
Nov 23 2007 11:50 GMT
I'm the same... I have lived close to a canal all my life and its something I've always intended to do but so far have not gor around to doing. As I will be leaving the country in a few weeks time I quess I never will now. :-)
Nov 25 2007 16:52 GMT
GREAT VIEW !!!!!!
Jul 20 2008 19:27 GMT
the canals still live - and are both useful as well as beautiful
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