Friday, November 12, 2010

Views from the canal bank

Not sure I'd want either of these as my neighbours!

Canal boats laid up for the winter.This is the last remaining aqueduct on the Devon section of the Grand Western canal. The railway lines - part of the Great Western Railway - that were built under it eventually were part of the downfall of the canal system as trains could transport goods more efficiently than the old barges.

Fortunately in 1971 Devon Council responded to a campaign by local people to stop the canal being filled in and turned it into a country park.

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