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  • Collection: Canal Trip - Ashmead's Mill to Sapperton Tunnel

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The first view is of Sapperton Tunnel portal from c. 1900. The imposing gothic-style facade of the tunnel portal can be seen and as yet no vandalism has taken place as Mr Whiting, the lengthsman, was living in the cottage here and kept watch. The…

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At the summit the water level is 362 feet above OD and the canal has risen up 241 feet from the Wall Bridge Junction. Daneway House is in the centre and on the left are the gardens of the public house. The second picture is of Mr and Mrs Gleed. Mr…

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The first, from 1900, shows the Bricklayer's Arms which was originally built as a hostel in 1784 for the workers in the tunnel during the six-year period of construction. Daneway Bridge was also known as Causeway Bridge and this is where the towpath…

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c. 1905. A good Edwardian scene, with tree trunks lined up on the side of the road ready for the sawmill, which is down to the right. The mill was originally water powered but later converted to steam power due to the irregular water supply from the…

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Firstly, c. 1910, a family outing on the canal with the barge moored in the canal by Daneway Bridge. Through the arch is the Daneway Upper Lock onto the summit level. The other barge lined up with the bridge is one of James Smart's from Chalford.…

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This was at the time, c. 1896, of the attempted Trust restoration and the canal has been emptied leading to the barge being marooned in the pound above Bathurst Meadow Lock. Shown very clearly in this picture are the side pounds on the right of each…

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Some boys are resting on the balance beam and others have been swimming in the lock chamber. The group probably made their journey to here by rail to Chalford and then walked. The balance beam has 1903 on it, showing when the lock was previously…

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The bridge carried various tracks that converged here through the woods mostly down from Frampton Mansell and then up through Trillis Woods towards Far Oakridge. This bridge is in a significant location as it was from here that the eastern section of…

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The view shows the short pound between Puck Mill Upper Lock and Whitehall Lower Lock with the lock in the distance with the lengthsman's cottage alongside it. Following the restoration everything is now in good condition  and there is plenty of…

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In the first view, c. 1895, we see a derelict scene, there is no water and the gates are in a bad state. The Oak, on the left, could only be reached by canal, towpath or a footpath down from Frampton Mansell. It was a true canalside public house…
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