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2, Building the Manchester Ship Canal.


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Apologies to all of you who have seen these photos previously, but there will be many of you who have not come across them before. On completion I shall not be leaving them on here, anyone who wishes to do so should copy them as we go along.

 

A Barrow Road being prepared at Millbank.

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A navvy using a barrow run, rather than pushing he had to lean back to steady the loaded barrow being pulled up by a rope,if the rope snapped the navvy could be severely or fatally injured.

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A Barrow run at Irlam, these were exceptionally large being small two wheeled carts rather than one wheeled barrows.

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Navvies working at the bottom of Barton 65ft lock chamber.

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Barton Swing Aquaduct alterations seen from the from the South Bank, the MS canal runs left to right with the Bridgewater canal in the foreground.

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Barton Swing Aquaduct construction work in progress.

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Barton Swing Aqueduct approach after the collapse showing where the water escaped.

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Barton Swing Aqueduct under construction.

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Barton Swing Aqueduct on completion.

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Barton Lane at the construction of the Swing Aqueduct.

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:lol::lol: Or words to that effect.

 

Maybe Algy should start a 'photo caption competition' section on here as that would be a good one to start with.

 

Fascinating pictures as usual Algy but sadly I still haven't had time to go through all your topics and save any of my favourites and your wonderful descpitions before you taken them all away :cry:

 

It may become like a race against time for me before the world ends... only far worse as I will still be alive and will know what I'm missing... ie YOUR PICS :wink:

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:lol::lol: Or words to that effect.

 

Maybe Algy should start a 'photo caption competition' section on here as that would be a good one to start with.

 

Fascinating pictures as usual Algy but sadly I still haven't had time to go through all your topics and save any of my favourites and your wonderful descpitions before you taken them all away :cry:

 

It may become like a race against time for me before the world ends... only far worse as I will still be alive and will know what I'm missing... ie YOUR PICS :wink:

More than happy for anyone to add amusing captions, Sid has already started the ball rolling.

Dizz I have sent you a PM.

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I find Flickr perfect for saving my photos these days. The free registration has a limited number of uploads per month, but I have never hit the maximum anyway. The major drawback of using the free one is that I am limited to two folders, so I make sure I put tags onto the pictures in order to find them quickly.

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