SJ6965 : Middlewich Branch Canal, west of Middlewich

taken 7 months ago, near to Middlewich, Cheshire, Great Britain

Middlewich Branch Canal, west of Middlewich
Middlewich Branch Canal, west of Middlewich
A plume of wood smoke emerges from a moored narrowboat on a cold but bright morning with a dusting of snow on the towpath. There is some thin ice in the canal.
Shropshire Union Middlewich Branch
By act of 1827 the Chester Canal Middlewich Branch runs 10 miles with 3 locks from Barbridge Junction (Shropshire Union Main Line) to Wardle Lock, Middlewich, where it joins the Trent & Mersey Canal. The canal became part of the Shropshire Union system in 1846 that was taken over by the London and North Western Railway within a year. The Trent and Mersey insisted that there should be no direct connection at Middlewich, and instead built the short Wardle Canal and lock to join the two, charging large compensation tolls for traffic passing along it. The canal was the location for trials with locomotive haulage of boats in 1888, using a narrow-gauge engine from Crewe railway works, but no further action was taken.
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Date Taken
Thursday, 28 December, 2017   (more nearby)
Submitted
Saturday, 30 December, 2017
Geographical Context
Canals 
Primary Subject of Photo
Canal 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 6966 6580 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:11.3051N 2:27.3309W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 6961 6579
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East-northeast (about 67 degrees)
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