Bingley, Five Rise Locks c.1900. These locks were constructed in 1774 on the Leeds/Liverpool canal, which transformed the town of Bingley into an industrial centre. Along the canal are over 90 locks, but this is the most dramatic set, rising an amazing 59 feet. From top to bottom the passage of a barge takes 28 minutes. #Canals
Bingley, Five Rise Locks, The Leeds & Liverpool Canal 1894. The locks lifted boats and barges a full 60 ft, and is one of the most impressive groups of locks on the canal. The canal was a vital link for Bingley's manufacturers with the port of Liverpool.
Pangbourne, Whitchurch Lock c.1949. The lock is only accessible by water, for it is cut off from Whitchurch by a backwater and house gardens: even the Thames Path misses the river here, only going through the churchyard.
Salts Mill, Saltaire, between the Aire & Leeds Liverpool Canal. Opened in 1853 - the largest industrial building in the world.
Llangollen, The Canal c.1935. Long before the holiday boat industry took off, a trip behind a horse-drawn boat in Llangollen was a popular outing. The boats are towed to the end of the cruise and then both horse and rudder are moved to the opposite end for the return trip, thus solving the problem created by the lack of turning space. #Canals
Coltishall, Lock 1902. This tranquil scene was destroyed in August 1912 when six inches of rain fell in twenty-four hours. The massive force of the great flood swept away the lock gates and undermined the foundations. Thereafter it was not possible for boats to travel higher up the Bure, and all traffic from the Broads now halts at Coltishall.
Clovelly, Main Street 1894 Clovelly hangs on the side of the hill, fringed by luxuriant woodland. The New Inn is still there, offering rest and refreshment to visitors. Unlike most villages, the whole area is owned by a Trust, who charge visitors a fee.