The photo id for this photograph is 1420, in the Whaley Bridge T-Z album.

Whaley Weir

Photograph added 25th October 2015

Comments

Comment 1

Left by Alan Boothby on the 25th October 2015

Come on now R.S-S, where is this and who are the two ladies. I think it is in Whaley park and the field behind is where the School is built. A.B.


Comment 2

Left by R. S-S on the 29th October 2015

Good morning AB,

The weir is where you state it to be. It takes water from the river via a sluice gate and into a goat which runs alongside the river and then goes off behind the youth club, the back of Plant's showrooms, through the tunnel under the extended railway of 1863. It then emerges at the side of the Railway Hotel (there was once a gent's urinal situated next to it so That Robinson's customers could top it up). Then it goes under Market Street through one of the cellars at one of the Indian takeaways; the cellar floor in this takeaway is about two feet higher than the one next door. It then re-emerged behind said takeaway and then it met its purpose in life which was to turn the undershot water wheel which produced power for the Corn Mill on Bridge Street.
Having served its purpose the water together with a substantial amount of Robbie's Best Bitter cascaded back into the river.

Brilliant scheme but reservations about the alcohol.

R. S-S

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