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photoblog image The Green Green Algae of Coalport

The Green Green Algae of Coalport

 

The lower section of the Coalport Canal in the Ironbridge Gorge is now covered in algae and only used by ducks. In the background may be seen the remains of the Hay Incline. Tubs, or small dumb coal barges, would be filled with coal and transported from the mines along the upper stretch of the canal. The tub would be loaded onto a rail chassis and lowered by gravity down the incline and then floated off onto the lower canal and then shipped down to the River Severn.

 

It is all now part of the Ironbridge Girge Musem Trust.

 

 

The Green Green Algae of Coalport

 

The lower section of the Coalport Canal in the Ironbridge Gorge is now covered in algae and only used by ducks. In the background may be seen the remains of the Hay Incline. Tubs, or small dumb coal barges, would be filled with coal and transported from the mines along the upper stretch of the canal. The tub would be loaded onto a rail chassis and lowered by gravity down the incline and then floated off onto the lower canal and then shipped down to the River Severn.

 

It is all now part of the Ironbridge Girge Musem Trust.

 

 

comments (6)

  • Chris
  • England
  • 23 Sep 2010, 08:44
Fascinating Les: one day I'm going to go there
Les Auld: You should Chris, there is so much there. Thanks for the comment.
Lovely capture, Les, and interesting text. (:o)
Les Auld: Thanks Rosalyn, appreciate the comment.
  • vintage
  • Brisbane Australia
  • 23 Sep 2010, 11:50
Very green good info
Les Auld: Appreciate the comment Vintage.
This looks a very interesting place to visit Les. smile
Les Auld: It is Linda, well worth the trip. Thanks for the comment.
What an interesting find Les. We vow to go here every year, one year we will make it.
Les Auld: There are many interesting places in Ironbridge Brain, thanks for the comment.
Great place to visit. Not that far from us but it is a while since we have been. Love the picture Les
Les Auld: It is quite a good place, this was the second time this year, thanks for the comment Bill.

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