Friday 28th April

Burnley to Accrington (photo 53 of 135)

Restored building in use by British Waterways

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This is Rosegrove Wharf. In the middle 1950's the industrial coal merchants, Dean,Waddington Ltd of Blackburn had a wooden coal chute fitted to the quay to load coal from the opencast coal workings around Padiham. They used one steamer towing two butties. Total load nearly 150 tons, 4 men. Coal fired boiler naturally. PS I had a ride with the first load

Comment by John.D.Butterworth - 27th December 2010

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