SJ9314 : Narrowboats north of Penkridge in Staffordshire

taken 8 years ago, near to Penkridge, Staffordshire, Great Britain

Narrowboats north of Penkridge in Staffordshire
Narrowboats north of Penkridge in Staffordshire
Seen from Broom Bridge (No 87) looking towards Wood Bank Lane Bridge (No 87A), the narrowboats are queueing to use Longford Lock (behind the camera). A delay of several hours had been caused by damage to the bottom gates which made it impossible to fill the lock. Some crews had to moor overnight.

SJ9315 : Moored narrowboats north of Penkridge in Staffordshire
Staffordshire and Worcestershire Canal
The Staffordshire and Worcestershire Canal was opened in 1772, engineered by James Brindley. It cost a little over 100,000 at the time. It links the River Severn at Stourport to the Trent and Mersey Canal at Great Haywood Junction in Staffordshire. There are 43 locks (45 if you don't fancy the deep wide locks at Stourport) and the canal is 46 miles in length.
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Date Taken
Wednesday, 1 June, 2011   (more nearby)
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Sunday, 6 January, 2019
Geographical Context
Sport, Leisure  Canals 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 9327 1484 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:43.8694N 2:6.0660W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 9325 1475
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North-northeast (about 22 degrees)
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