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House on Lapal Tunnel

The Photo below, submitted by Jim Tether, was taken just before World War Two and shows a house which was  on the left just above Lapal Tunnel. 

Jim Tether writes :-

'' I believe that the lady looking at the swans was Mrs. Westwood who lived in the house.  Her son Robert later became a local Lay Preacher.
The large building to the right are the stables for the horses which pulled the canal barges, the small building to the left is the "brewhouse"
Her water supply was over the other the other side of the canal alongside the towpath behind a small wooden door 
 
There was a pump house nearby to reverse the flow of water to make "legging" easier through the tunnel''

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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