Wednesday, 21 May 2014

ABC Wednesday: S is for Sluice


This sluice gate on the Peak Forest Canal allows water to run off into Wilson Brook. The houses behind the fence on the right are part of Moorfield Place which was built on the site of the former Automasters Engineering Works.

See how it looked in August 2013;
a year before that in September 2012;
earlier in February 2012;
a year earlier in March 2011;
three years before that in March 2008 before the Automasters Works was demolished.

See the view in the opposite direction on Hyde DP Xtra.

A contribution to Outdoor Wednesday and
Water World Wednesday as well as
ABC Wednesday and
Good Fences.

22 comments:

  1. Thanks for your links through the years and season. Beautiful all times of the year. Carver, ABCW-Team

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  2. They cleaned up what was around the sleuce last year:) Has been a while since I saw the sleuce for a canal (in my childhood years they were several, where I lived in Zeeland, Holland)

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  3. Beautiful! It looks so much better than the 2008 version!

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  4. Super series of shots!


    leslie
    abcw team

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  5. Such great pics! And big difference since 2008!

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  6. Nice shot! Really like the composition.

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  7. sluice gate is just not a term we hear much here. :) serves a good purpose, though! thanks for linking, gerald!

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  8. So very different from any I have seen. Nice shot.

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  9. Fantastic image....and I appreciate you explaining it all and giving a little background to the 'other side'....enjoyable.

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  10. very nice composition. Why is the fence crooked.

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    1. It's because the towpath bends round at that end and the sluice basin is narrower.

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  11. Always an interesting shot here!

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  12. PS I forgot to tell you I enjoyed the earlier images of same place.

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  13. Neat to see this in the different seasons. I agree it looks way better then the 2008 version. The one with the pretty yellow flowers was lovely.

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  14. What an interesting post, in word and photo.

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  15. Sluice gate - I learned another word! Great photo!

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  16. great fences with wonderful reflections in the water

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  17. Excellent fence, and what a lovely location!

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