Martin on the TGO Challenge 2017

Martin on the TGO Challenge 2017

Wednesday, 23 September 2009

The Timperley Triangle: The Bridgewater Canal, Timperley Station Canopy, and JJ

If you have been reading carefully, you’ll know that these three icons of Timperley have recently been mislaid.

Yesterday we saw our first rain here for quite some time.  It obligingly washed in our Autumn Lawn Feed, and a short walk revealed this amazing sight:

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Yes, the canal has reappeared.  Thank goodness for that.  And just in case anyone else is interested, the following picture was taken from roughly the same spot in 1900 – there were two station canopies back then.

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No, I didn’t take that one!  Nor this one – circa 1960.

The remaining canopy is still missing today.  However, Trekking Britain’s wish for a return to ‘yellow’ has certainly been granted!

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What of JJ?  Vanished.  Completely disappeared.

3 comments:

Londonbackpacker said...

I should of trade marked that name. DOH!! :-)

Phreerunner said...

Perhaps, but it wouldn't of (sic) stopped me using it George, on the grounds that the title accurately describes the situation....
However, I am indebted to you for the idea, so you should award yourself a big pat on the back.

Trekking Britain said...

Love the circa 1960 photo! :-)