Saturday, 24 February 2018

Copley Canalside Archers, West Yorkshire.

Copley Canal side Archers, now a seating area but I remember vaguely as a kid they were some sort of canal side delivery point. The canal side area being walled off and a funnel running into a small central area to allow I assume coal (or possibly grain) to drop into the arched area below. A few years ago they were capped off with the area above having the wall cut away and being covered to allow a paved seating are alongside the Calder & Hebble Navigation canal and the arched area immediately alongside Copley Lane being walled up and becoming a lower level seating area. Sadly I have been trying to find out more on there uses and history but so far have been unable to find anything. I will update if I do.

These pictures were taken using a Samsung Galaxy Tablet in November 2013. There are a total of 5 pictures which can all be seen here and on Flickr. There are also 3 which can be seen on Clickasnap via the links below the pictures. My pictures featured there can be seen without tags and full size. Any view of over 10 seconds on Clickasnap help to support my photography and blog.

Copley Canalside Archers

Copley Canalside Benchers

Copley Archway Benchers

I put a request for more information on Facebook and i'd like to thank Barbara Fairbairn for confirming they were used for coal.

Copley Canalside Benchers 2

Copley Canalside Benchers 1

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