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CALDER & HEBBLE NAVIGATION - WAKEFIELD TO CALDER ISLAND (THORNES LOCK)
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Click to enlargeWakefield Waterfront and the Flood Lock.
© John S. Sargent 2009.
Click to enlargeWakefield, viewed from the north bank of the River Calder at Thornes. In the foreground is farmland, then Thornes residential area with the city skyline in the distance. In addition to County Hall, the Clock Tower and the Cathedral - all of which are interesting buildings, there are some mediocre 20th century blocks, which ooze no charm.
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Click to enlargeRiver Calder - Calder & Hebble Navigation to the west of Wakefield. Looking downstream towards the city. The railway bridge carries the Doncaster - Leeds spur of the East Coast Mainline.
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Click to enlargeClose-up of the bridge.
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Click to enlargeClose-up of one bridge piers. The engineers were John Fowler and John Fraser.
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Click to enlargeViewed from the riverbank, a section of the Ninety-nine Arches between the Calder and Wakefield Westgate Railway Station.
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Click to enlarge A narrowboat travelling upstream towards Thornes Lock on the Calder & Hebble Navigation.
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Click to enlargeView from the south bank of the River Calder (Calder & Hebble Navigation) towards Wakefield. A section of the Ninety-nine Arches is visible, Wakefield is to the left.
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View towards the ruins of Sandal Castle - the breast-shaped mound in the centre of the horizon. Now just a ruin, but in its heyday, an impressive symbol of might and authority.
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Click to enlargeThornes Lock at Calder Island. Thornes Cut, part of the Calder and Hebble Navigation, is through the lock, the river bears left to meet up with the navigation at the other end of the cut. The old Hodgson & Simpson soap works was situated on Calder Island to the left of the lock.
© John S. Sargent 2009.
Click to enlargeThe River Calder. Not quite as rural as it appears - Calder Island is on the right with its car show rooms and leisure facilities. Pugneys Country Park is to the left. Ahead is the busy Denby Dale Road. This section of the river is not navigable.
© John S. Sargent 2009.
Click to enlargeThe ruins of Sandal Castle viewed from the Denbv Dale Road Bridge over the River Calder by Calder Island. Even as a ruin, the castle has a presence.
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CALDER & HEBBLE NAVIGATION - WAKEFIELD TO THORNES LOCK
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