SJ7823 : The Shropshire Union Canal north of Norbury, Staffordshire

taken 10 years ago, near to Norbury, Staffordshire, Great Britain

The Shropshire Union Canal north of Norbury, Staffordshire
The Shropshire Union Canal north of Norbury, Staffordshire
An orange "Viking Afloat" hire boat is approaching having come through the Grub Street cutting.

There are long, often straight sections of this canal which required either banking or cutting to avoid the need for locks. Although this was a more difficult procedure, the end route was shorter and the speed for horse drawn working boats could be maintained with (hopefully) no stoppages. The canal (formerly the Birmingham and Liverpool Junction Canal) was opened in 1835 at a time when railways were making serious inroads into the canal companies' businesses.
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SJ7823, 42 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Wednesday, 20 May, 2009   (more nearby)
Submitted
Tuesday, 26 May, 2009
Category
Canal   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 789 239 [100m precision]
WGS84: 52:48.7769N 2:18.8070W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 789 239
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North-northwest (about 337 degrees)
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