Tuesday, 6 November 2012

Barn charm: a barn for barges near a breach in the canal


Here on the Trent and Mersey Canal is a shelter, almost a barn, for narrow boats, or barges. Taken last week near Preston Brook in Cheshire. Linking for the first time today with the Barn Charm blog.

While this is a typically gentile and picturesque vision for canal users, in September a less usual scene was seen, when the 240 year old Trent and Mersey canal burst its banks. The breach caused damage that will cost an estimated £1.5 million (and many months) to repair. A 12 mile stretch of the canal, not far from the above photo has closed as a result. A Repair the breach fund has raised over £12,000 so far but needs every £1 it can get. Breach diary  updates.

17 comments:

  1. This kind of boat houses you can also find in the Netherlands. The old ones are real pretty to see.

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  2. Nice setting, and a great name on the side of that barge. A pub advert, I'm assuming.

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    1. No, it's the name of the boat Paul, "Mandolin Wind".

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  3. Welcome to Barn Charm! =)

    Nice scene & view! I'm terribly sorry about the flooding & truly hope the money is raised!

    Thanks so much for joining =)

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  4. A great spot to 'tie up' Chrissy, was it too much rain that caused the canal to burst its banks?

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    1. Yes September downpours and 6 months of heavy rainfall Grace

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  5. Interesting post Chrissy, and what a charming name for a boat 'Mandolin Wind'

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  6. What an oasis !

    Please have a good Wednesday.

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  7. lovely shots.

    finally getting around to commenting on this barn charm ... away for a anniversary trip. big hugs. (:

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