Tuesday, 18 February 2014

421 Locks and 528 Miles

Our mooring today is in Weedon having traveled from Gayton this morning. Scanning the map for anything interesting  Royal ordnance depot disused suggested further investigation.  This ancient fire engine is resting in the Royal ordnance depot  which we are wandering round. A central canal is surrounded by eight large warehouses two of which can be seen in the picture, The canal originally joined the grand union, but not anymore one canal Emily Bronte will have to pass by .
Hilmorton lock beams are carved with words, they are the first narrow locks Emily Bronte has navigated in 9 years!
The bottom locks at Hilmorton  an extra lock was built along side the original lock in the hay day of canal transport to cope with the increase in boat traffic.

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