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Quay at Spalding Gas Works

Photographed around the turn of the century, the quay at the Spalding Gas Works is being reconstructed to allow for the discharge of coal from Humber Keels. The ornamen-tation on the small keel, foreground, is traditional, as are the barrel winches. Obviously at this time the Welland was navigable thus far but four years later a guide states that ‘the river is only navigable for paying loads on Spring tides’. L.A. Edwards










Photo from “A Pictorial History of Canals” DD Gladwin


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