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On this day in 2019

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Hull. The Deep

 

 

Lots Of Splashing About. Fish in a disused dock, converted for shopping. They have trained passing shoppers to feed them bread. It's probably not good for them.

 

And another Fishy Thingy

 

More seconds of November. Try clicking on the three vertical dots (menu) and then selecting the slideshow option

 

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8 minutes ago, Pluto said:

It used to look a bit different:

River Hull c1975.jpg

I've seen a similar tidal barrier om the Dutch River, but not sure of their function?

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30 minutes ago, LadyG said:

I've seen a similar tidal barrier om the Dutch River, but not sure of their function?

The barrier prevents high spring tides from flooding the Old Town of Hull. Before the barrier was erected in the late 1970's it was a fairly common occurrence, especially at times of exceptionally high tides when coupled with tidal surges.  Over recent years the barrier has been lowered more and more each year to prevent such issues. The rest of the city has flood walls but the river Hull was vulnerable until the Barrier was built

 

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On this day in 1999, Lock 13 on the Grand Canal in Dublin, one of the locks which was originally built wider and longer, and subsequently had to be narrowed and shortened before the canal opened. Irish canal historian Ruth Delany is by the balance beam.

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11 minutes ago, Pluto said:

On this day in 1999, Lock 13 on the Grand Canal in Dublin, one of the locks which was originally built wider and longer, and subsequently had to be narrowed and shortened before the canal opened. Irish canal historian Ruth Delany is by the balance beam.

1999 Grand lock 13.jpg

So, while in most countries locks have been made longer and/or wider, there they did the opposite. How charmingly Irish. But why was it done?

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14 minutes ago, Athy said:

So, while in most countries locks have been made longer and/or wider, there they did the opposite. How charmingly Irish. But why was it done?

Good question. Taking too much water from the upstream pound each cycle perhaps? Smaller locks above that not able to replenish the pound.

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23 minutes ago, Jen-in-Wellies said:

Good question. Taking too much water from the upstream pound each cycle perhaps? Smaller locks above that not able to replenish the pound.

Could well (no pun intended) be, yes.

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1 hour ago, Athy said:

So, while in most countries locks have been made longer and/or wider, there they did the opposite. How charmingly Irish. But why was it done?

Grand ideas with no economic realism. Irish canals were built by the government, need I say more.

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1 hour ago, Pluto said:

On this day in 1999, Lock 13 on the Grand Canal in Dublin, one of the locks which was originally built wider and longer, and subsequently had to be narrowed and shortened before the canal opened. Irish canal historian Ruth Delany is by the balance beam.

1999 Grand lock 13.jpg

Been there with the our NB. Have to have an escort as it’s real bandit country.

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On this day in 2012

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The aqueduct at Brindley Bank, T&M: a volunteer-working party installing mooring rings. And the aqueduct on this day in 2013

 

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More thirds of November. Try clicking on the three vertical dots (menu) and then selecting the slideshow option

 

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spacer.pngStoke T&M from railway footbridge looking south. 

 

 

And looking north the next day having winded at Stone where there was a stoppage

 

 

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We dashed up there at the weekend to sort t'boat out for the winter.

 

I wonder when we wil be up there again?

 

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