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Carpenter's Shop

This old building housed the canal company carpenter’s workshop, with accommodation above. The carpenters would have repaired lock gates and wooden footbridges along this length of canal, and their work increased with winter ice.

Boat moored outside canalside buildings with frozen canal Frozen Waterwitch, near to the Carptenter’s Shop. © Copyright Karl and Ali and licensed for reuse under the Creative Commons Licence

Angela Washington and Malcolm Taylor remember the frozen canal of the 1970s. Angela’s cat used to sit in the middle of the canal, while Malcolm skated past the carpenter’s shop into the city centre.

Listen to them recall their memories

Last date edited: 20 July 2015