Docks Postcard 7

Weston Point docks, Runcorn

A view of the Weaver Navigation Canal at Weston Point, Runcorn. Taken probably in the 1930's. The church at Weston Point is behind the photographer here. This lock into the Manchester Ship Canal is no longer used, and the lock basin contains small pleasure craft. There are still houses close to the dock area,and at least one of these used to be a farm! The gantries on the left were where the china -clay , flints etc were kept until they could be transferred to the narrow-boats for their journey to the potteries. The Castner Kellner works dominates the background with Frodsham hill in the far distance.

All these old gantries have now gone, as have the houses and the narrow-boats. This whole area cannot be accessed anymore, due to "Health and Safety",and it is now a storage area for a major road freight company.

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