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29 - Broken Cross to Rode Heath, Trent and Mersey Canal.

Friday 26th July 2002.

Another lazy start at 08:25. In the first of the salt extraction off line subsidence lagoons half an old wooden narrowboat had been returned to the cleared narrowboat graveyard. In the second lagoon we spotted mike and Su Poole's NB Cutworks moored up, they were about and signalled that they were about to turn round and follow us up to Middlewich.
As usual, a fair amount of waiting at Middlewich, which gave us time for a chat with Mike and Su. They were stopping in the town so we shared the big lock with an Anglo Welsh boat. Yet more waiting at the Junction, then finally we carried on the T&M main line through King's Lock No71.
Not too many boats about from now on and a pleasant assent of the Wheelock "Heartbreak Hill" double locks. These we started at 15:10. We stopped for the night above Thurlwood Lock No 53 (17:45). As was the norm for many years, we went to one of our old haunts, the Broughton Arms. It was rather packed, on this nice hot evening, so got a rather grot bench in the car park. 


Orchard Marina. Bridge 182, Rudheath. Trent and Mersey Canal.


First lagoon to south of Bridge 181. Token hulk has been returned to this ex- narrowboat graveyard. Trent and Mersey Canal.


First lagoon to south of Bridge 181. Trent and Mersey Canal.


Second lagoon to south of Bridge 181. Mike and Su Poole on NB Cutworks pull off to follow us. Trent and Mersey Canal.


Second lagoon to south of Bridge 181. Trent and Mersey Canal.


Railway Bridge 180. Trent and Mersey Canal.


Bridge No 179. Trent and Mersey Canal.


Reeded up section to north of Bridge No177. Trent and Mersey Canal.


Bridge No177. Trent and Mersey Canal.


Of line picnic area, just to north of Bridge No 176. Trent and Mersey Canal.


Bridge No 176. Trent and Mersey Canal.


Lagoon to north of Bridge No 175. Trent and Mersey Canal.


Croxton Aqueduct to north of Middlewich. Trent and Mersey Canal.


Looking back at NB Cutworks going through Bridge No175. Trent and Mersey Canal.


Looking back at NB Cutworks going across the Croxton Aqueduct. Trent and Mersey Canal.


At the fore end? Trent and Mersey Canal.


Bridge No 173. Trent and Mersey Canal.


Looking down at the waiting boats below Middlewich Big Lock No 75. Trent and Mersey Canal.


Middlewich Big Lock No 75. Trent and Mersey Canal.


Middlewich Big Lock No 75. Trent and Mersey Canal.


Looking up from the bottom of Middlewich Three Locks. Trent and Mersey Canal.


Middlewich. Looking down at the Anderson Boats base below the three locks. Trent and Mersey Canal.


Middlewich narrowboats dry dock, in the pound between the bottom and middle of the three Middlewich Locks. Many a hire boat has not made the sharp corner and ended up in here! Trent and Mersey Canal.


Middlewich Middle Lock. Trent and Mersey Canal.


The sharp bend between Middlewich Middle and Lower Locks. Trent and Mersey Canal.


Middlewich Narrowboats. Trent and Mersey Canal.


Middlewich Narrowboats. Trent and Mersey Canal.


Middlewich Junction. Waiting to get into Kings Lock in the distance. Busy as usual. Wardle Canal / Middlewich Branch to right. Trent and Mersey Canal.


Middlewich Junction. Trent and Mersey Canal.


Kings Lock No 71. Trent and Mersey Canal.


The handy Kings Lock fish and chip shop. Trent and Mersey Canal.


Kings Lock No 71. Trent and Mersey Canal.


Kings Lock No 71 and pub. Trent and Mersey Canal.


Approaching Rumps Lock No 70. Trent and Mersey Canal.

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Rumps Lock No 70. Trent and Mersey Canal.

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Rumps Lock No 70. The Kinderton Arms pub is just over the road. Trent and Mersey Canal.

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Rumps Lock No 70. Trent and Mersey Canal.

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Looking back at Rumps Lock No 70. Trent and Mersey Canal.

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Salt works south of Middlewich. Trent and Mersey Canal.

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The much pranged Tetton Bridge No 165. Trent and Mersey Canal.

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Lock No 69. Trent and Mersey Canal.

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Lock No 68. Trent and Mersey Canal.

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Crows Nest Lock No 67. Trent and Mersey Canal.

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Newly re-decked Rookery Railway Bridge No 158. Trent and Mersey Canal.

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Wheelock Bridge No 154. Trent and Mersey Canal.

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Wheelock. Cheshire Cheese pub is to left of parked cars. Trent and Mersey Canal.

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Start of Wheelock Flight. First of paired locks No 66. Trent and Mersey Canal.

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Wheelock Flight, Locks No 65, looking back at Locks No 66. Trent and Mersey Canal.

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Wheelock Flight, Locks No 64. Trent and Mersey Canal.

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Wheelock Flight, Locks No 64. Looking up at Lock No 63. Trent and Mersey Canal.

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Looking back at Locks No 63. Trent and Mersey Canal.

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Boatyard in old arm at Malkin's Bank. Trent and Mersey Canal.

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Looking up at the single Lock No 62. Wheelock Flight, Malkin's Bank. Trent and Mersey Canal.

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The single Lock No 62. Wheelock Flight, Malkin's Bank. Trent and Mersey Canal.

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Looking up at from the single Lock No 62 at Locks No 61. Wheelock Flight, Malkin's Bank. Trent and Mersey Canal.

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Locks No 61 and Bridge No 150. Wheelock Flight, Malkin's Bank. Trent and Mersey Canal.

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Locks No 60 Wheelock Flight, Malkin's Bank. Trent and Mersey Canal.

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Locks No 60 Wheelock Flight, Malkin's Bank. Trent and Mersey Canal.

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Locks No 59 Wheelock Flight, Malkin's Bank. Trent and Mersey Canal.

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Locks No 59 Wheelock Flight, Malkin's Bank. Trent and Mersey Canal.

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Locks No 58, Hassall Green. From under the M6. Trent and Mersey Canal.

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Locks No 58, Hassall Green. The M6 roars over below. Trent and Mersey Canal.

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The Lockside restaurant at Hassall Green, by Lock No 57. Trent and Mersey Canal.

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Lock No 57, Hassall Green. Trent and Mersey Canal.

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The Romping Donkey pub at Hassall Green. Trent and Mersey Canal.

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Pierpoint Lock No 56. Trent and Mersey Canal.

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Pierpoint Lock No 56. Pierpoint Lock No 55 above. Trent and Mersey Canal.

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Locks No 54. Trent and Mersey Canal.

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Locks No 54. Trent and Mersey Canal.

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Locks No 54. Trent and Mersey Canal.

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Locks No 54. Trent and Mersey Canal.

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Thurlwood Lock No 53. The steel lock used to be to the right. Trent and Mersey Canal.

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Thurlwood Lock No 53. Trent and Mersey Canal.

The Tour Continues...


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