Wednesday, March 19, 2008
Locks & Quays latest episode - Coast to Coast
Many thanks to Tony Ainscough for forwarding this information to me - there are many scenic views of the Parbold and Burscough stretch of the canal in the second part of the video.....it makes me want to take a boat trip along it at sometime!
Presenter Matthew Corbett continues his coast-to-coast journey. It covers the canal stretching from Appley Bridge to West Lancashire, passing through Parbold, Rufford and Burscough.
Originally the coal was moved from Wigan, Lancashire using the River Douglas but gradually the canal expanded and with it came the development off industry. To watch the full video click on the title of this article and it will take you to the Granada page - then click play. Enjoy!
For those of you new to this blog in case you are wondering what this has to do with Ainscough family history - this is the canal on which the Parbold H&R Ainscough business relied upon for their corn milling industry in Burscough. They also lived in this area, Parbold,overlooking the views of the canal.