Monday 20 October

Another day at Plank Lane and plenty of time to explore the Pennington Flash Country Park, its sculptures and the views …

 

An idea of the size of the lock gates on the Leeds & Liverpool Canal.  Here several have been used to make a sculptural book

       An idea of the size of the lock gates on the   Leeds & Liverpool Canal. 

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We hadn’t realised before today that when viewed from the other side the lock gates form a book

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Pennington Flash

This evening we called in at the nearby Nevison public house. The Nicholson’s Canal Guide describes is an ‘original old fashioned pub’. I asked about the unusual name and was told that the notorious highwayman, John Nevison, came from this area.

The pub’s walls were adorned with many photographs and we were amazed to learn that the area now known as Pennington Wharf with its planned marina, was the site of the large and very busy Bickershaw Pit Head until the 1990’s.   It is amazing how quickly the area has reverted to countryside.

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