Friday, 23 September 2011

A walk - Part 2

We've left the village behind and we are now out on the main road (A556) between Manchester in the north and Chester in the south. This bridge is known as the Blue bridge for obvious reasons. It was built in 1938 and it carried the Northwich bypass over the River Weaver.

Just before the bridge is a footpath down to the river. 

We are now looking back at the bridge but walking towards Northwich.

This lock is Hunt's Lock.

With the railway viaduct in the background.

A closer view of the viaduct. You can't go far in Northwich without coming across part of its' industrial heritage.

This is Riversdale swing bridge, a new bridge that has replaced an older structure that had become too dangerous to use. It was opened in December 2010

This is St John Deane's 6th form college. It was a grammar school and dates back to 1557 and it is one of the best 6th form colleges in England. Both my children went there. DD did a year there to do her AS levels and SofM spent 2 years there, doing his A levels. This photo shows the old part of the college, on the other side of this building is a brand new building with state of art everything.

Riversdale bridge again. This bridge links our side of Northwich with the college side of Northwich. Unfortuately the bridge was closed whilst my 2 were at Sir John Deane's, they had to go the long way round. We are lucky it was opened again, National lottey money and Sustrans (national safe cycle routes) were responsible for getting it open again. 

This is an Edwardian pumping station. It was build in 1910 and pumped sewage from the low laying areas of Northwich to the main sewage works on the other side of town. It is now a grade 2 listed building which means it is protected by law from being knocked down or altered. There are a few grade 2 listed structures in the Northwich area as a result of its' industrial past.

Views of the river Weaver and the boat marina in the centre of town, less than a mile away from our house.

I hope you enjoyed your jaunt through Northwich.


Benta At SLIKstitches said...

What a lovely area to live in. We are quite rural (especially considering were are less that 5 miles from M4, M25, Heathrow and Slough!) But nothing as pretty until we get to Windsor!

Quilting Grannie said...

Loved your pics and commentary. We must go back to UK next year. Our son from Glasgow will be here in less than 3 weeks!!

Lyn said...

i did thank you, and thank you for coming along with us on our walk through the woods!

A Left-Handed Quilter said...

I love to tag along on your walks! You are like my own personal tour guide - and I enjoy your commentary. You live in a very pretty area - and the history of it is fascinating. Thanks for sharing!


Secret Sheep said...

lovely pix. Thanks for sharing.