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This is the canal. It is only a 5 mile long branch of the Grand Union Canal and opened in 1882 to service the brick making industry. It ceased to carry commercial traffic in 1960 but plans to fill it in were opposed locally and it reopened in 1975. It seems to attract a lot of litter but volunteer groups work hard to clean it up and improve it. 

 

Slough

This is the canal. It is only a 5 mile long branch of the Grand Union Canal and opened in 1882 to service the brick making industry. It ceased to carry commercial traffic in 1960 but plans to fill it in were opposed locally and it reopened in 1975. It seems to attract a lot of litter but volunteer groups work hard to clean it up and improve it. 

 

comments (18)

Suitably subdued color...
Bill Phillips: It is a subdued sort of canal Larry
wonderful image Bill... this makes me think of the days when the Clydesdale horses used to pull the barges up the river....petersmile


love the vanishing point.........
Bill Phillips: I didn't realize you were that old Peter 😁
It is a nice shot of it, Bill.
Bill Phillips: Thanks very much Frank
  • Ray
  • Not Germany...
  • 8 Mar 2018, 03:16
Good that the canal is loved by the locals...
Bill Phillips: Canals seem to attract enthusiastic volunteers
  • sherri
  • Arkansas, USA
  • 8 Mar 2018, 03:31
it doesn't look large enough to carry industry waste so it's probably really good they quite using it for that purpose

we have something similar to this way out in the country in Arkansas where the land is really flat. they are manmade for flooding overflow. people call them a slough.

it makes quite a nice photo

i like the reflections
Bill Phillips: Our canals are narrow and quite shallow. Sherri
Une jolie balade à  faire le long de ce canal.
Bill Phillips: I like canals
Oh this is certainly a lovely shot! I like it when a community comes together for a cause.
Enjoyed the song, too!
Bill Phillips: Canals are very popular here as a leisure facility
  • Lisl
  • England
  • 8 Mar 2018, 06:36
Do you know if it gets many boats in summer, Bill? Pity about the litter problem
Bill Phillips: I have no idea Lidl.
  • Chris
  • Not Nowhere
  • 8 Mar 2018, 06:44
It is very straight
Bill Phillips: Like an arrow
those litterbugs are everywhere, Bill. a fine shot especially with those clouds.
Bill Phillips: It has long been a problem here Ayush
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 8 Mar 2018, 07:58
This is a nice path to walk along. There are so many canals in England, also used by ships and boats. I love the engagement of the volunteer groups.
Bill Phillips: I was very pleased when the one in Droitwich reopened
  • gutteridge
  • Somewhere in deep space
  • 8 Mar 2018, 08:13
Oppose it! Are they mad? I would ha e opposed the building of this in the first place. We humans ha e trashed this once great forested country, for our own selfish purposes. That heinous scar on the land, filled with water and encouraging noise and pollution, the construction disturbing wildlife and creating an unnatural barrier across the land. It should never have been built, along with all roads and train lines, towns, village, cities, hamlets, individual houses. Inventions should be banned for they merely lead to more damage to the planet. Come on Mr Attenborough, back me up.

By the way, thanks for the info Bill.
Bill Phillips: I would ban camper vans
It looks as bad as Droitwich.
Bill Phillips: Droitwich is vastly superior
It would become very important to wildlife in that time. Good for the litter volunteers.
Bill Phillips: Canals are a great asset.
I admire people in this country who put so much of their time and energy into restoring and keeping our canals in working order. Great video, I've not heard the Satchmo version before.
Bill Phillips: So do I Brian. It took 40 years to get our canal up and running and the people who beavered away over the years deserve a lot of praise
  • Alan
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 8 Mar 2018, 17:06
Its a pity that there is always so much leather these days.The volunteers I'm sure could do better things other than clear up after other people.
Bill Phillips: I assume you meant litter gringrin The volunteers must get frustrated
A beautiful shot, the eye is lost to infinity following the water line. I would remove a small corner at the bottom left. smile
Bill Phillips: Yes I should have removed that!
The vandals are always with us.
Bill Phillips: Sadly true Tom

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