CHERTSEY

BOATS, BRIDGES, BOILERS ... IF IT'S GOT RIVETS, I'M RIVETTED
... feminist, atheist, autistic academic and historic narrowboater ...
Likes snooker, beer, tea, rivets and solitude, and is strangely fascinated by the cinema organ.
And there might be something about railways.
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Wednesday, 6 March 2019

Back on the Sheffield Canal

As I have just very reliably been informed it is properly called. Apparently it was renamed at the same time as Sheffield Basin became 'Victoria Quays'. I can kind of see the regenerative rationale for the latter, but not sure about the former - it's not as if the people of Tinsley were feeling left out, surely?

Anyway, Margi and I continued our stroll and eventually we arrived at the top lock.

It's always nice to see a lock when you've been away from the cut for a while. The blue sign brigade had made it this far:
But the smaller, shyer, native species hasn't yet been entirely overwhelmed:
Albeit this is the CRT sub-species, not the increasingly rare and threatened BW variant.

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