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 Post subject: Canal Side Blocks
PostPosted: Tue Jan 19, 2010 4:52 pm 
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They`re a short line of concrete blocks beside the Lancaster Canal near Bridge 66 at Nateby Hall. It should be obvious what they were for but it escapes me. Such blocks often carried water pipes but they`re only on one side of the canal and only for about 30 yards. Any suggestions?
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 Post subject: Re: Canal Side Blocks
PostPosted: Tue Jan 19, 2010 7:35 pm 
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Wasn't there a big gas line, or water pipe, or something laid around that area? They might have something to do with that. Alternatively, they might be something completely different. I haven't got my thinking head on tonight...you can probably tell. Hopefully somebody else will have more of a clue about them that I have.

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 Post subject: Re: Canal Side Blocks
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That`s what I thought but a pipe would have to cross the canal (no sign of a bridge) and continue on the other side - no sign!
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 Post subject: Re: Canal Side Blocks
PostPosted: Tue Jan 19, 2010 7:59 pm 
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Phil,

There is, however, in your aerial photograph, a strange line in the field below, and on the line of, the line of blocks...if you see what I mean, suggesting a continuation of something or other...

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 Post subject: Re: Canal Side Blocks
PostPosted: Tue Jan 19, 2010 8:42 pm 
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I had seen the same line or depression on Google Maps. If you follow it a little further on you reach an area where it seems to split into 3. But it could be my imagination.


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 Post subject: Re: Canal Side Blocks
PostPosted: Tue Jan 19, 2010 11:19 pm 
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I can see the field marks too, but the blocks looked just like some sort of anti-tank obstacle...perhaps from 1940/41...could be part of a wider defensive area?


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