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Ellesmere Port to Northwich 2009

Ellesmere Port to Northwich Via Manchester Ship Canal & the River Weaver

(selection of photos reproduced here by kind permission of John Taylor)

The fleet waits at Ellesmere Port for permission to enter the Ship Canal

Proud owner and skipper of ex FMC steamer ' Empress '  Jim Taylor at the helm

Shipping at Ellesmere port

Barge 'Panary' returning to Seaforth to collect another load of grain for Frodsham

Above and below
Turning off the Ship Canal towards the Weaver Navigation
(old river to Frodsham on right). Weston Marsh Lock in distance

Above photo by kind permission of Brian Pimlott
The fleet waiting to enter Weston Marsh Lock. LtoR:  Barges Parfield and Iris Abbott,
 narrow boats Empress, Swallow, Plover, Elizabeth, Lindsay and Kenilworth

Above and a series of photos below
show the fleet in Weston Marsh lock

Above On the Weston Canal
Below On the River Weaver proper

Dutton Viaduct

Dutton Lock

Above and a series of photos below
' home' at the site of Yarwood's Yard, Northwich