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Sunday, May 31, 2009


Anderton boat lift opened in 1875 and takes boats 50` down to the R. Weaver. In 1908 the hydraulics and steam power was changed to electrickery read more here.
It so happened that while i was here that Sue/Vic and `No Problem` were to make a trip down the lift to the Weaver and i managed to take some photo`s. The problem with using the lift is you don`t get the photo`s of your journey from Terra firma so it was a pleasure to be able to do this for No Problem. Some of Sue`s pics can be seen here.

Sue expertly steers No Problem into the holding area beneath the guillotine gate that will lower before the boat will enter the main lift tank or Caisson as they are called where again a gate will lower leaving the boat floating in the caisson ready to descend to the River Weaver.

The pics above and below were taken through the window of the control centre inside the visitor centre and show No Problem on the monitors leaving the holding tank to enter the caisson.

Safely out of the lift and on their way....enjoy and see you both again sometime.

The Boat lift is well worth a visit even if you don`t have a boat as the visitor centre is very much worth the £2 adult admission. With very good displays and films to watch and access down to the Weaver on foot or for an extra fee a trip can be made by boat. Anderton visitor centre.

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