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    Arrow Part Sunken WW2 Barges - Lymm - July 08


    Bit of an unusual one this, these are concrete barges of WW2 vintage built to help save on metal in the war.

    They are quietly sinking and going back to nature in a small inlet of the Manchester Shipping Canal.

    Forget security, access and rotten floors....here you have to deal with 6 ft high stingers, wasps nests, mad fishermen and farmers LOL

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    Strange site, well worth a little look if you are nearby :thumb

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    I love these pictures

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    Wow, I really like these. You can't beat ships rotting away in a creek.

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    These barges are cool, hopefully they are not to damaged and can be restored at some time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Neosea View Post
    These barges are cool, hopefully they are not to damaged and can be restored at some time.
    Sorry, I think their restoration days are over....shame

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    KingElvis
    i live in Lymm can you send me a PM with the location of the site
    Thanks.:)

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    Nice one. I can remember when I was a kid we used to get barges carrying timber in Lydney docks. The design of the barges was identical to those. It looks like they just said "Theres a steel barge, copy it in concrete". Or vice versa of course

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    That water inside the barge looks so....inviting, somehow

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    Quote Originally Posted by Random View Post
    That water inside the barge looks so....inviting, somehow
    You're wierd:goofy:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Random View Post
    That water inside the barge looks so....inviting, somehow
    Mmm...a nice healthy green.
    Fabulous photos, KingE. Interesting to see several together and just left like that. Nice find. :)
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