|A Robin was very quick to take|
advantage of the fresh soil
Tuesday, 10 September 2013
Preparing for Village at War
The Ash Box. According to my local contact they were quite numerous many years ago and were there to allow the steamers to empty their ash from their boiler fires. The ash was then used, in the main, to 'ash up' the gates - to stop them leaking. As steam gave way to to diesel power ash from the solid fuel fires was placed in the ash boxes. I am not sure how may are now left but one thing is for sure, the one at Lock 15 on the Stoke Bruerne flight can easily be seen now.
Posted by Leo No2 at 16:46