The Caldon Canal

A Collection of Photographs

Tony Clayton


The Main Line


Hazelhurst Lock 10

Hazelhurst Top Lock 10 and Bridge 35, 2004

Hazelhurst Lock 10

Hazelhurst Top Lock 10 before restoration, 1973
From a very dark slide

Hazelhurst Lock 10

Hazelhurst Top Lock 10 and Bridge 36, 2004

Hazelhurst Lock 12

Hazelhurst Lock 12 and Bridge 37, 2004

Hazelhurst Aqueduct

Hazelhurst Aqueduct, 2004

Consall Forge

Consall Forge and the Black Lion Inn, 1975

Consall Forge

Consall Forge, 1975

Flint Mill Lock

Flint Mill Lock, 1975
The gates were padlocked, so we could go no further.

Bridge 52

Turnover Bridge 52, 2003
Unfortunately the path was too rough to get Hazel's wheelchair any further

Cherry Eye Bridge

Cherry Eye Bridge 53, 1975

Cherry Eye Bridge

A similar view of Cherry Eye Bridge 53, 2003

Ramp

Horse Recovery Ramp, 2003

Bank Slip

Bank slip between Cherry Eye Bridge and Froghall Tunnel, 1975
This was the reason why we could not navigate beyond Flint Mill Lock on that visit.

Wharf

Former wharf buildings, west of Froghall Tunnel, 2003

Froghall Tunnel

West Portal, Froghall Tunnel, 1983

Froghall Tunnel

West Portal, Froghall Tunnel, 2003

Froghall Tunnel

East Portal, Froghall Tunnel, 1983

Froghall Tunnel

East Portal, Froghall Tunnel, 2003

Froghall

Bridge 55, Froghall, 2003

Froghall

Milepost at Froghall, 1983

Froghall

Looking west from Bridge 55, Froghall, 2003

Froghall Wharf

Froghall Wharf, 1983


The Uttoxeter Canal


Froghall Lock

The lower half of Froghall Lock before restoration, 2003

Froghall Lock

Froghall basin and Froghall Lock before restoration, 2003


The Leek Branch


Leek Tunnel

Approaching the North portal of Leek Tunnel, 1975

Weed Jam

Weeds beyond Leek Tunnel, 1975
We managed to travel a further 600 yards to within sight of Leek Aqueduct in a channel of clear water only 2 foot wide before becoming firmly embedded in the weeds.

Weed Jam

Stuck in the weeds between West Bridge and Leek Aqueduct, 1975
I had been amazed to get this far.

West Bridge

Under West Bridge amongst the reeds, 1975
With some difficulty we extricated ourselves from the reeds, and it began to rain. We stopped for lunch under the bridge, having justifiably decided no-one else was likely to come past!


Linked Waterways

Trent and Mersey Canal


Other Canals

Canals of the West Midlands
Main Index


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v9 26th May 2015

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