Foxton Locks

Over at Market Harborough, there is a staircase of 11 locks that we have been through (many years ago) on a narrow boat. We took the boys there today.

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We watched a boat go down through the locks and the boys helped push quite a few of the gates. Even littlest helped out too. We saw the remains of an ‘inclined plane’ there, which was used to bring the boats up and down the hill much quicker than going via the locks. So, there was much discussion of how this worked and why…

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