Morwellham Quay 1970s to 1990s - JHLPHOTOGRAPHY
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Morwellham Quay - August 18, 1977

The Tavistock Canal terminal above Morwellham. Here canal boats were loaded and discharged with goods bound for and from Tavistock being transferred to and from railway wagons which were raised and lowered by the nearby incline.

Unfortunately the trail for visitors was diverted away from this interesting location due I understand to the withdrawal of hospitality by the owner of the canal cottage.

This is one of several slides taken at this location on this visit - but the only one that has survived. The others being damaged.

As a result of this I wanted to replace them and decided in the 1980s to walk past the no-entry signs on the canal tow path with the intention of just taking a few quick photos.

However, as I approached the basin and cottage I was intercepted by a very aggressive old man who didn't want to listen to my polite explanation of why I had ignored the no entry sign.

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