Tuesday, 16 February 2016

You can never get enough of canals ............ walking the Duke’s Canal one Sunday in February nu 1

Now accompanying this next batch of pictures from Andy Robertson was the comment “I make no apologies for sending you ten more pictures from today's trip to Pomona Land”

And nor should he because his continuing project to record the changes to the canal are fascinating and will take their place in the big picture of how the city is being transformed.

For most of the last two centuries this bit of the Bridgewater Canal was never been very pretty, consisting first of busy, noisy and smelly factories, dye works and timber yards and later a big chunk of dereliction as the industries faded and the area got forgotten.

But now the unstoppable development of residential water side properties is transforming the place.

So here over the next few days are some of Andy’s canal pictures.

The history of the Duke’s Canal can be found elsewhere on the blog, and no doubt will be added to in good time.

Location; The Duke’s Canal

Pictures; along the Duke’s Canal, 2016, from the collection of Andy Robertson

*The Duke’s Canal, http://chorltonhistory.blogspot.co.uk/search/label/The%20Duke%27s%20Canal

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