SJ5893 : Swan and cygnets, Sankey Canal

near to Burtonwood, Warrington, Great Britain

Swan and cygnets, Sankey Canal
Swan and cygnets, Sankey Canal
The Act authorising the Sankey Brook Navigation was passed in 1755. The Canal which was cut subsequently was carrying coal by 1757, making the Sankey Englandís First Canal of the Industrial Revolution, built to bring coal down to the growing chemical industries of Liverpool which rapidly expanded and spread back along the line of the Canal to St Helens, Earlestown and Widnes which were small villages until this period. The Sankey can thus be credited with the industrial growth of the region, it was built for Mersey Flats, the sailing craft of the local Rivers.
It now forms the heart of the Sankey Valley Park a haven for wildlife and well worth a afternoon stroll or cycle.

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Thursday, 9 June, 2005   (more nearby)
Friday, 12 August, 2005
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OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 584 933 [100m precision]
WGS84: 53:26.0897N 2:37.6581W
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