SK3706 : Narrowboats moored along the Ashby Canal

taken 2 years ago, near to Shackerstone, Leicestershire, Great Britain

Narrowboats moored along the Ashby Canal
Narrowboats moored along the Ashby Canal
The Ashby Canal was originally built to provide transport for the limeworks and coal mines around Ashby de la Zouch but it only became profitable when a new colliery at Moira was opened in 1804. The canal was purchased by the Midland Railway in 1845 but coal traffic continued to thrive until the end of the 19th century; after that the northern end of the canal began to suffer serious damage from mining subsidence and eight miles of waterway eventually had to be abandoned. Nevertheless, the last commercial load was carried as late as 1970. Nowadays, the canal is an important leisure waterway offering 22 lock-free miles from its southern end at Marston Junction to the terminus just north of Snarestone.

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Date Taken
Wednesday, 2 November, 2016   (more nearby)
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Tuesday, 8 November, 2016
Geographical Context
Lowlands  Canals 
Primary Subject of Photo
Canal 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SK 376 066 [100m precision]
WGS84: 52:39.3604N 1:26.6997W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SK 376 066
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East-southeast (about 112 degrees)
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