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Monday, 3 September 2012

Portland Basin

This week's view of My World shows Portland Basin on the Ashton Canal.

Ashton is very lucky to have this peaceful, picturesque spot tucked away, making a big contrast with the busy roadways not too far away.

It is hard to imagine that only 40 years ago the area was derelict, with the canal overgrown and in danger of being closed. Yet it was 40 years ago, in 1972, that thousands of volunteers descended upon this area to begin a massive clean-up operation that eventually led to the canal's reincarnation.

The junction here between the Ashton and Peak Forest Canals is now a landmark on the popular Cheshire Ring canal route.

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


  1. Beautiful photo and so glad people got together to rescue such a lovely area ~ (A Creative Harbor)

  2. Beautiful scene!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

  3. Another beautiful area restored for all to enjoy. This photo gives us such a pretty view of the canal and town. Lovely. genie


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