SJ5184 : Lock at Spike Island

taken 19 years ago, near to Widnes, Halton, England

Lock at Spike Island
Lock at Spike Island
This locks allows access to the Mersey from the Sankey Navigation which was the first "canal" in Britain. This extension opened in 1833 with twin 79ft long locks and the whole canal officially closed in 1963 after 206 years. In 1982, following the closure of the numerous chemical works and factories on Spike Island and after seven years of cleaning and restoring, the area around the southern end of the canal was completely redeveloped and landscaped. A museum was opened in a former chemical works building and both the canal and Spike Island was opened to the public, providing a green open space for local people and a haven for pleasure craft.

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Category: Lock
This photo is linked from: Automatic Clusters: · Lock at Spike Island [10] · Closure [3] · Navigation [3] ·
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SJ5184, 103 images   (more nearby 🔍)
Sue Adair   (more nearby)
Date Taken
Saturday, 20 August, 2005   (more nearby)
Tuesday, 28 November, 2006
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 513 842 [100m precision]
WGS84: 53:21.1458N 2:43.9853W
View Direction
South-southeast (about 157 degrees)
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