Monday, 22 April 2013

Bradford on Avon - Monday 22nd April 2013

As we left Sells Green we passed these side ponds which were created when they rebuilt the banks on the towpath side leaving the natural slopes on the offside to fill with controlled water to act as a wildlife habitat.
Side waterlife ponds
There are some interesting boats on this stretch of canal and even on the bank side, here is a small selection. The trail boats in  the bottom photo were for sale if any one is interested.
1 interesting Boats
Just below Buckley’s Lock is the bricked up entrance to the now derelict Wilts and Berks Canal
wilts and berks
Bradford on Avon is an interesting town set in the Avon valley with lots of little alleyways but you do take your life in your own hands as the traffic is non stop and the pavements just seem to disappear so you end up having to criss cross the busy roads.
2 Bradford On avon
This Catholic Church now embraces the HSBC and Lloyds Banks along its left had side which is a novel way of using the building.
We spotted this Gold Post Box as a dedication to Ed McKeever who powered to victory in the men’s 200m kayak to win Britain’s 26th gold medal in last years Olympics.

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