Saturday 27 February 2010: Old with the new #2
The Shropshire Union Canal was built in 1772, although it didn't get it's name until 1846. I'm not sure how old the bridge is, but it is a well worn sandstone, and the metal protectors have plenty of worn grooves from the horse ropes.
There is also an 'old' pill box to the left. There's no information about it, and appears to be concrete in construction, not unlike the the ones found at beaches should the Germans try landing during WW2. I can only assume that this one is here in case of marauding Welsh invaders?
The new bit is the boat, this is one of the Norbury Hire Fleet, the NB Sovereign Lady, probably less than 10 years old.