• Monceau-sur-Sambre

    Office of the éclusier at Monceau-sur-Sambre.

  • Salt Union

    The Salt Union saltworks at Weston Point, Runcorn, viewed along the remains of the Runcorn and Weston Canal.

  • Bugsworth

    Bridge at the entrance to the end basin of the Bugsworth Basins on the Peak Forest Canal in Derbyshire. Limestone was transferred to boats from the Peak Forest Tramway at this point.


  • Castner Kellner Works

    Castner Kellner works of Ineos Chlor adjacent to the all but disused canal. This site in Runcorn produces a range of chemicals including chlorine and caustic soda.

  • Weston Point

    The Weston Point Docks at Runcorn currently lie derelict and unloved. There are plans for revival and revitalisation but these depend on grants being available.

  • Consall Station

    The beautifully restored station at Consall on the Churnet Valley Railway. The waiting shelter overhanging the Caldon Canal is a particularly well known feature of this location.


  • Cherry Eye Bridge

    Cherry Eye Bridge over the Caldon Canal between Consall and Froghall. The name is thought to derive from the red-rimmed eyes of the iron ore miners (or Raddlemen) as they crossed over on their way home from work.

  • New Main Line bridge

    A bridge on the Telford New Main Line of the Birmingham Canal Navigations, UK, with the Stewart Aqueduct behind, carrying the Old Main Line across.

  • Smethwick

    The top lock at Smethwick on the Old Main Line of the Birmingham Canal Navigations. Keeper's/toll office on the right and the mosque on Smethwick High Street top left.


  • Whaley Bridge interchange

    The terminal warehouse at Whaley Bridge on the Peak Forest Canal provided facilities for interchange between canal and the Cromford and High Peak Railway. The building was extended in the early twentieth century but today stands looking rather forlorn.

  • Runcorn bridges

    The two bridges over the Manchester Ship canal and Mersey Estuary between Runcorn and Widnes. The previous transporter bridge stood slightly closer to the camera which was on the Old Quay swing bridge. Old Quay lock can be seen between the canal and theMe…

  • Malvern at Malkin's Bank

    British Waterways were clearing up after the storms of the previous week when I visted Malkin's Bank near Sandbach. The narrowboat Malvern was being used to carry the chipped material from fallen and damaged trees. The light this afternoon was particularl…


  • Calder and Hebble milestone

    MIlestone on the Calder and Hebble Navigation near Salterhebble.

  • About half-way

    The cast iron mileposts on the Leeds and Liverpool Canal were erected in around 1898. The posts are hollow with the distance plates attached. The city name is on the side nearest to the same place. This post is at Church, around the half-way point.

  • New bridge

    Brand new lift bridge on the Montgomery Canal.


  • Strictly Prohibited

    Somebody does not like the idea of canal restoration on their land! Arun Navigation near Wisborough Green, West Sussex. Shows an interesting mindset. I wonder if they were expecting a sudden arrival of a large band of navvies with shovels and wheelbarrow…

  • Marple aqueduct

    Outram's Marple Aqueduct is difficult to view from the sides of the Goyt valley as the trees are thick.

  • Joel and Maria

    Two boats from the maintenance fleet used on the Ashton, Peak Forest and Macclesfield Canals. Joel and Maria, both beautifully restored are seen here at Marple.


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