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Monday, 22 March 2010

Waterhouses Locks

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Waterhouses Locks are a feature of the old canal remains in Daisy Nook Country Park, between Ashton and Oldham.

The derelict locks have been filled in but their mysterious shapes add interest to the area for the many visitors who come here for a walk.

Yesterday was a glorious sunny day in Ashton, sandwiched between two damp days, and people flocked to the area to enjoy the sunshine and fresh air.

Waterhouses was the original name for Daisy Nook, which was an invention of local writer Ben Brierley. The four locks and the big aqueduct that carried the Hollinwood Branch Canal through the area all bore the name of Waterhouses. The name has been largely forgotten these days.

"Waterhouses Locks" is my contribution to this week's "My World" feature. Please check out the other blogs participating in this week's My World.

See Birds Eye View of this location.


  1. thanks for the information, i learned something new again.

  2. Great shot and an interesting post as always! It is good to be able to get out of the house after such a long winter for many people. We were blessed this year with an incredibly early spring, but I'm surely not complaining! Have a great week!



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