Now about the three canals, the first one is familiar to most of us on the canals.
The Birmingham and Liverpool Junction Canal, it runs from Wolverhampton to Nantwich where it joins the Chester Canal, it is now better known as the Shropshire Union Main Line.
active restoration society. Today we wandered down to the hamlet of Oulton where a minor road crosses the route of the old canal.
From a walk a few years ago we knew that one of the old locks was visible and if you were prepared to brave beds of nettles and man eating brambles you could scramble down from the bridge, to our surprise it seems that the W.R.G. have been active and
I must thank Simon at Norbury Wharf for calling my attention to the third canal. It seems that in 1766 a certain Richard Whitworth put forward a plan to join the River Severn at Atcham with the as yet unbuilt Trent and Mersey at Shallowford.
So there you have the three canals.
Watch this space............