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Tuesday, 20 March 2012


Today's post for ABC Wednesday is J for Junction.

The picture shows Dukinfield Junction, the junction of two canals at Portland Basin in Ashton. The canal that runs into the distance is the Ashton Canal, heading down towards Manchester, six miles away. The channel under the bridge on the left leads to the Peak Forest Canal, which goes through Hyde to Marple, Whaley Bridge and Bugsworth. It was built to transport limestone into Manchester from the quarries around the village of Peak Forest, between Chapel-en-le-Frith and Tideswell.

The two canals now form part of the Cheshire Ring cruising route and during the warmer months many narrowboats are to be seen negotiating this junction.

The chimney is Junction Mill Chimney, all that is left now of Junction Mill, a cotton mill which stood on the site now occupied by the modern apartments. Portland Basin Museum is out of shot to the right of the photo.

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"Junction" is a contribution to ABC Wednesday. For more "J" posts from around the world please follow this link.

Please leave a comment below and please rate this photo using the 5 star system below. The highest-ranking photos will be considered for the Photo of the Year at the end of 2012!


  1. Great choice for the letter J. I haven't seen anyone else using the word JUNCTION.

  2. Unique word for our J week! A beautiful spot, too! Have a jolly good week,

    abcw team

  3. Great take.

    BTW, I think the Link service for ABC W was down for about an hour, because I couldn't get to ANY sites, including my own. But now it's seemms OK (knock computerized wood).
    ROG, ABC Wednesday team

  4. Great "J" post and beautiful shot. It looks like it was a beautiful day!

  5. Nice junction!

    Rose, ABC Wednesday Team

  6. I have a stack featured today too.


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