Photographer's Note

Hello Everyone,

I thought this was a great find!

Your clue is - it was photographed on the bank of the Leeds to Liverpool Canal.

It was obviously of great importance once but from the signs of rust, doesn't appear to have been used for many years.

We, that is my husband and I, believe that this is winding gear which once operated a sluice gate to control the flow of water. It is situated by the Leeds to Liverpool Canal at Skipton.

I cannot help but think what a very interesting piece of machinery it is and that it has its own form of beauty. To me, it is part of an industrial heritage which is fast disappearing. But ... what a gem!

If any one has further ideas, I would be pleased to hear them.

If you would like any more information about sluice gates, please click here

Many thanks for stopping by.
Your feedback on any aspect of the photograph will be much appreciated.
Bev :-)

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