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Rowington Lock No 28 Barrel roof cottage
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Quote of the day No 263

Friday 31 July 2015

The Regents Canal hit the headlines again in 1874 when the boat Tilbury, laden with explosives, blew up with devastating effect beneath Macelesfield Bridge. Three lives were lost, buildings were wrecked and animals escaped from the zoo. A piece of the Tilbury’s keel was found in the basement of a house three hundred yards away, having fallen through the roof. The tragedy resulted in the Explosives Act of 1875. It is also commemorated, as every canal book hastens to tell, by the revised assembly of ‘Blow Up Bridge’. When re-erected, the supporting pillars were reversed and the grooves worn by the earlier towlines may be seen on the backs of these supports.

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