Wednesday, 15 June 2011
RIVER CROCO AT THE BIG LOCK 1974
Before the coming of the Trent and Mersey Canal the River Croco wandered all over the bottom of the valley as rivers are wont to do. When the canal was built the river was channelled and made to run alongside it from Brooks Lane, through the town and to a point beyond the Big Lock, at the bottom of Harbutt's Field. There the Croco finally parts company with the canal and joins the River Dane. This, of course, made the river very useful as an overflow channel and there are many such overflows along the length where canal and river run side by side.
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