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Canals & Waterways

Theme Calendar - Canals & Waterways

Featuring 12 captioned photos of Canals & Waterways. A4 sized calendar, opening to A3.

Canals and Waterways
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Canals and Waterways

Peaceful and thought-provoking scenes of life down by the water.

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Caption for Wheaton Aston, The Lock 1952: The Shropshire Union canal was owned by a railway, the LMS, and was formed in 1864. It runs between Wolverhampton and Ellesmere Port. It passes through delightful countryside, and maintains a level for twenty miles until it reaches Wheaton Aston. The lock keeper's cottage (left) is now a private house, and the large building behind has gone.

Memories of Wheaton Aston

Hello to all who live in Wheaton Aston and indeed to those that once lived there. I came with my family. rrother, sister and mother in 1954. Over the years and through reading articles on this site. Wheaton Aston seems to have acquired a poor name. This in my case, I could not agree (...Read full memory)

Hi Guys and Gals, We moved to 19, Long Street in about 1967. Being townies from the new estate I suppose we were resented by the original villagers. Being a kid, I don't remember feeling this. We lived opposite the "Fletchers" on Long Street and they sort of took us townies to heart. I think that what a lot of the (...Read full memory)

I moved to the village in 1981, I loved it. Especially coming from a city. I lived on sowdley green, I went to St Marys on school rd, the head teacher was Mr Thompson, with teachers Mr Liddell, Mr Simpson . the the middle school opened and I went there in 85, great memories of playing around the village , around fentonhouse lane (...Read full memory)

During the school holidays the canal and it's towpath became a playground for many of the village children. Several of us caught the fishing bug and used the canal many times throughout the holiday. We always looked out for a barge called the MENDIP. The bargee was a gentleman called Charlie Atkins. His route was from the (...Read full memory)

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