We came past a number of very attractive flashes today, but we were on a mission to get to Wigan BW offices to try and sort out our immediate plans. This we have done, we are booked into Liverpool on the 2nd of July. BW meet you at bridge 9 and then operate the sw
ing bridges and assist you through all of the Locks until you get to Salthouse dock, passing through Albert dock and others as you make your way through the city, should be exciting.

So we have a little time to kill before we can do this.

We are currently moored outside of the BW office, this is a 48 hour mooring but we will be off in the morning with Felicites who are moored along side of us.

We walked into Wigan town centre, hence our stay at the BW moorings, the Locks close at four thirty. Wigan has a bustling town centre which doesn’t seem to have been hit by the prevailing financial situation, there was only one charity shop and that was closed.

By the way I am looking for Kate Atkinson’s Case Histories which is the first part of a trilogy, we have the other two but can we find the first one. We had borrowed the book from a friend and Frances read this but I didn’t and now I have been stuck searching charity shops and libraries up and down the country trying to find this first volume. We even went into WH Smiths today to try and buy a new copy, but they didn’t have it. Why am I telling you this? No one knows.

To get into town we had to pass Trencherfield mill which has been converted into a block of apartments but in the grounds they have some very interesting exhibits.

Bryn Flash

Pearson's Flash

Steam Hammer

Pit Head Shaft Ventilation Fan

Today we did 5.72 Miles and 3 Locks

Statistics so far:-

1446.20 Miles, 864 Locks, 74 Swing Bridges, 65 Lift Bridges, 17 Tunnels


2 Responses to Wigan

  1. Chris Overton says:

    I work in a charity shop here in Middlewich, we have “Behind the scenes at the Museum” is this the book you are looking for ? Chris

  2. nblazydays says:

    Chris, thanks very much but the book I am after is ‘Case Histories’. When we were in Middlewich we went into every charity shop but could not find a copy. We will be able to get it in Liverpool, I hope.


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