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Tuesday, 2 September 2008

Portland Basin


A view across the wharf at Portland Basin in Ashton, showing some of the canal boats that are moored in the arm in front of the museum.

The building is a replica of the original Ashton Canal Warehouse, which was destroyed by fire. In the original warehouse, canal boats were able to go through the arches to be loaded up under cover or to have their cargoes hoisted to or from the upper floors of the building.

The apartments just visible in the background stand on the site of Junction Mill.

2 comments:

  1. A view of the front of the warehouse before restoration, seen from under the junction bridge

    http://www2.mihalis.net/canal/photos/big/ggov_0.jpg

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  2. Lovely place with lovely boats. The people down there are really friendly.

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