Tuesday, 30 July 2013

Carol Davies at Dunham shares her memories of canal-life

Fred Shufflebotham (left) and Mr Sanders (centre)

Carol Davies at Dunham gave this fantastic and rare photo of  working boatmen...her grand-dad was a boatman; repairing the Bridgewater Canal...
''my Grandads name was  Fred Shufflebotham.  His horse was called Shoggy.  When Grandad retired they took him to Canal House at Runcorn and gave him a ride on a working narrow boat apparently he wasn't very impressed (can't think why!!!)''
Carol is sharing with us her memories of the smallholdings at Dunham and showing the wharves that used to take the produce to Manchester markets by canal

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