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Turnover bridge

Turnover bridge gets its name because it was where the horse towing the canal boat could change sides of the canal towpath without unhitching the rope.

Black and white photo of a canal horse with handler Canal horse with handler

If you look closely you can see the grooves worn in the stone by the towing ropes over the years.

As a child, Derrick Hudson of Lancaster saw how the horses crossed over Turnover Bridge.

Listen to Derrick's story

Last date edited: 20 July 2015