Passing Through Middlewich

Picturing the Past: NarrowBoat, Autumn 2021

Two images from the Jack Parkinson Collection show a pair of British Waterways boats at Middlewich in 1964

This is our free-access sample article from the Autumn 2021 NarrowBoat.

These two views of the Trent & Mersey Canal at Middlewich are looking due north towards King’s Lock (No 71), which is barely visible in the mist, as is the adjacent white painted King’s Lock pub. Both images show the substantial estate of the Mid-Cheshire Alkali Works towering into the overcast sky owned by ICI (Alkali) Ltd at Brooks Lane. The site was formerly operated by Brunner Mond & Co Ltd, which was a subsidiary of ICI. …

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