[Talk-GB] Waterways Map (was invisible)

Andy Mabbett andy at pigsonthewing.org.uk
Thu Jan 20 17:26:58 GMT 2011

The Lichfield and Hatherton canal aqueduct, over the M6 Toll, is a
case in point:


On 20 January 2011 10:48, Lester Caine <lester at lsces.co.uk> wrote:
> James Davis wrote:
>>> Dealing with 'disused' was nice and easy - I have deleted disused locks
>>> altogether and changed disused canals to a fainter, dotted line (see just
>>> north of Carnforth near Lancaster).  I am not sure I have ever seen a
>>> 'disused' canal - does this mean a ditch, or just an overgrown, impassable
>>> canal?
>> Varies a lot, there's one that passes near my house and there's no sign
>> that it ever existed, it's route has been tarmaced over forms part of a
>> residential street. Further out of town it varies from a small gap between
>> hedgerows (again not easily recognisable as a canal) to a ditch, to sections
>> that still contain water and remnants of locks. From aerial photographs; the
>> breaks in developments caused by the canal make the route very obvious.
> Having seen the state of SOME of the canals that are now reopened it's a
> little difficult to say that just because you can't currently see it that it
> will not re-appear at some stage. It's a little like the disused railways.
> If some group decide that it's worth reopening then the historic data of
> where it used to run may well be of use.
> --
> Lester Caine - G8HFL
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Andy Mabbett

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