SJ9210 : Staffordshire and Worcestershire Canal near Gailey, Staffordshire

taken 5 years ago, near to Gailey, Staffordshire, Great Britain

Staffordshire and Worcestershire Canal near Gailey, Staffordshire
Staffordshire and Worcestershire Canal near Gailey, Staffordshire
This is a telephoto assisted image taken from just north of Gailey Lock. The wind turbines were not there when I passed by in July 2016, and on 18 September when I passed by the turbine on the left had no blades. Neither appears to be commissioned and in operation yet, though the blades do turn very slowly from time to time.
Staffordshire and Worcester Canal

The Staffordshire and Worcester Canal runs for 46 miles (74 km) connecting to the River Severn at the historic Stourport Basins in the town of Stourport and at its northern end, in Staffordshire, it passes the grounds of the Shugborough Estate, before joining the Trent & Mersey Canal. The canal was authorised by an Act of Parliament on 14 May 1766 and engineered by James Brindley. The canal was completed in 1771 for a cost which exceeded the authorised capital, and opened to trade in 1772. Trade declined when the newer Worcester and Birmingham Canal opened in 1815. Although profits fell steadily from the 1860s it remained independent until the canals were nationalised in 1947. In 1959 it was planned to close the canal, but was saved through the efforts of a volunteer group, the Staffordshire and Worcestershire Canal Society. The canal was re-classified as a cruiseway in 1968, and all of it was declared to be a Conservation Area the following year. This has resulted in historical buildings and structures being retained and improved sympathetically

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Date Taken
Thursday, 29 September, 2016   (more nearby)
Thursday, 6 October, 2016
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OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 9208 1059 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:41.5760N 2:7.1171W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 9203 1047
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North-northeast (about 22 degrees)
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