Date guide: 1908
Barges after floods at chutes
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see also 607/8.
In the 40s/50s, the chutes were still there - at the foot of the near perpendicular cliffs - but rusty and derelict. I never saw them used or barges up that far.
I wonder if that picturesque part of the canal in the woods by the Basin has been developed like it has around the junction with the main canal?
When I visted there after many a year, in 2005, I felt like a Doctor Who arriving in a new universe as it was sooooo different to my youth.
Added by: Colin Maroney 15 Oct 15