Wednesday, April 15, 2015

N is for Narrowboats

This narrowboat is called Tinkerbelle and is moored on the Ashton Canal just east of Portland Basin.

On the left past the moorings is Cavendish Mill, a Grade II* listed former cotton spinning mill built between 1884 and 1885 for the Cavendish Spinning Company. It ceased spinning cotton in 1934 and was then used for a variety of purposes before it was converted into housing in 1994.

There is no towpath beyond this point as the canal was closed until the turn of the 21st century when the Huddersfield Narrow Canal was restored and re-opened. The canal now passes through a tunnel under the Asda supermarket.

A contribution to Water World Wednesday and ABC Wednesday.


  1. That is my kind of boat name Tinkerbelle. Love it!

    Thank you in joining Water World Wednesday

  2. I always enjoy seeing the narrow boats...

  3. Looks a lovely stretch of canal but one passing under an ASDA is not something I thought I would ever read!

  4. Narrow boats and canals are so very English and so very different to the canals of Europe so very special.