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Friday, 31 May 2013

Opening the Lock


This is Aldermaston Wharf Lock, the area below it is the basin area for the narrowboats to turn and tie up while wait to go through a nearby swingbridge.
The lock is on the  Kennet Navigation and from here you head to Newbury.

4 comments:

  1. I think I'd like to sit on that grass and write. :)

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    1. There is a seat to my left if you need it and I'm sure I could find a picnic for you.

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  2. Not entirely correct, this is pure canal. The River Kennet splits off about a mile west from here (the direction you're looking in), runs about 1/4 mile south from here and joins the canal again two miles or so east at Ufton.

    The basin on the right used to be a bit longer and was a link to the railway, where goods were transferred between the canal and railway. But that was a long time ago.

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    1. Thanks I've changed it to Navigation from river. I wondered what it was over to the right as I could see part went on further then was cut off.

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