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Old 14-09-12, 05:47
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Hope you're going to read it thoroughly, Merry :-)
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Old 18-09-12, 10:03
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Well done for having a go at reading the booklet, marquette!
It was interesting but I kept getting confused about whether he was writing about canals or railways ! He was examining the different routes proposed and kept talking about tunnels of two and three miles long under the Peak District.

Or up to 80 locks to go up and down over the hills. This seemed quite impractical due to needing lots of water on hand in reservoirs to fill the locks !

I was quite concerned about how the people who were on the boats would manage (didn't they lay on their back and "walk" on the tunnel roofs to propel the boats through ? - three miles !!!)

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Old 18-09-12, 10:54
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if you have a look at this waterways map:

http://www.waterexplorer.co.uk/gmaps...ecanalmap.aspx

and find Sheffield and then look across to the left you will see New Mills (just under Glossop), Stockport a bit further left and Macclesfield a bit further south. The bit of canal between those last few places is the Peak Forest Canal and Sheffield is where he was going with it - as you see there's a vast blank bit in between where all those locks and tunnels might have been!

I agree about walking the narrow boats - can't say I'd fancy that much in the pitch dark with water and goodness knows what else dropping on you!!
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*has a whip round to get Merry the full set for Christmas*
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Old 18-09-12, 13:14
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*checks secondhand book shop still needs me to give them more stock*
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Those titles are the reason I was born now and not back then. I'm now entirely sure I understood the titles and I have no desire to read the contents.
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