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Harecastle Tunnels

Harecastle Tunnel is a canal tunnel on the Trent and Mersey Canal in Staffordshire between Kidsgrove and Tunstall. The tunnel, which is 1.5 mi (2.4 km) long, was once one of the longest in the country. Its industrial purpose was … Continue reading

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English landscape

Cattle take a drink from the Trent and Mersey canal that borders the farm. This looks like an image that was taken in early Spring at Great Heywood, Staffordshire.

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Joules warehouse, Stone, Staffordshire

Situated in Stone, Staffordshire, by the Trent and Mersey canal, is Brewery. Joule‚Äôs is now a small Brewery, now situated in Market Drayton, that mainly serves its own collection of 40 Brewery Taps as well as a small local group … Continue reading

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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 wharf and barge

At fairly regular intervals along England’s inland waterways or canals, maintenance wharfs can be found where narrowboats (or barges) can be moored, fuel can be topped up and barges repaired. Often, there is also a shop nearby to top up … Continue reading

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Autumn mist – Photo by Rob Laynton

This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License. Autumn mist along the canal near Rode Heath in South Cheshire, England.

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Canal cruising – Photo by Rob Laynton

This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License The history of the narrow boat is intertwined with the history of the canal system. Narrow boats were originally built as working boats in the 18th, 19th, and … Continue reading

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