Fairfield to Guide Bridge (1) - Virtual canal trip along the Ashton Canal

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boathouse and bridge at Fairfield
The unusual boat house to accommodate a narrow boat is to the left of the stone footbridge at Fairfield. Lock 18 can be seen through the bridge.
Fairfield bridge and lock.
The stone bridge across the end of Lock 18 at Fairfield, originally a double lock. The left hand lock is no longer used.
Lock 18, Fairfield
Lock 18, Fairfield Lock, the top lock on the Ashton Canal, with the former Fairfield Junction beyond. The disused lock to the left was the original lock before a second lock was built to reduce queues. The main line of the Ashton Canal turns right after the lock, while the former Hollinwood Branch went continued ahead, where the green fence is, then curved to the left.
Lock 18, Fairfield
Lock 18, Fairfield. The stone bridge below the lock was built to enable boathorses to cross the canal to reach the towpath of the Hollinwood Branch. The bridge is known locally as The Camel's Hump!
Lock 18, Fairfield
The stone bridge and the two lock chamber entrances at Lock 18, Fairfield.
Lock keeper's house, Fairfield
The lock keeper's house alongside Lock 18 at Fairfield.
Fairfield Junction
Fairfield Junction, with the re-opened first section of the Hollinwood Branch to the left and the main line towards Ashton to the right..
from Market Street Bridge, Droylsden
Looking back towards Fairfield Junction from Market Street Bridge, Droylsden.
Market Street Bridge, Droylsden
Market Street Bridge, Droylsden.
Audenshaw Bridge
Looking back westwards to Audenshaw Bridge (A635) with the former Robertson's jam factory on the right.

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