Tag Archives: Canal locks

Lock keeper’s cottage

Lock keepers are responsible for operating and sometimes maintaining the lock mechanisms that allow boats to pass from one level to another on canals and rivers. They work across the network of rivers and canals in England, Scotland and Wales. … Continue reading

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Canal locks near Audlem – Photo by Rob Laynton

This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License. A staircase of canal locks near Audlem, Cheshire. The Shropshire Union Canal  has a run of 15 locks, designed by Thomas Telford, to raise the canal from the … Continue reading

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The Kings Lock – Photo by Rob Laynton

This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License. The Kings Lock on the Trent and Mersey Canal at Middlewich, Cheshire. Middlewich lies on the confluence of three rivers: the Dane, Croco and Wheelock. Three canals also … Continue reading

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Canal lock gates – Photo by Rob Laynton

This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License. There is something slightly sinister about canal lock gates when they are situated next to a bridge – dark, dank and foreboding.

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Canal locks – Photo by Rob Laynton

This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License. The canal system or system of inland waterways in the U.K. were developed as a means of transporting goods and materials when the state of the roads was … Continue reading

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Canal near Audlem, Shropshire – Photo by Rob Laynton

This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License. Canal locks and the lock-keepers cottage on the Shropshire Union Canal near Audlem, in Cheshire, England. The Canal has a run of 15 locks, designed by Thomas Telford, … Continue reading

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