Wednesday, February 13, 2013

The Old Quarry Ferry

The Old Quarry Ferry.
In the first instance this ferry was started using a chain ferry to carry barge horses from one side of the river bank to the other. This was disbanded when tugs became the mode of power for barge traffic. It then became a crossing point for pedestrian traffice to cross. It was disbanded, as were the other village ferries in 1956. The old Quarry Hotel burnt down and is now replaced with The Bounty Pub. If you click on the photo you can see Winter Hill quite clearly in the background.

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