Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Froghall wharf

At Froghall wharf,Limestone was loaded onto Canal Barges or burnt in Limekilns and then transported to the Potteries or furthur afield. It is hard to imagine the scene 100 years ago when loaded wagons came down the incline,with the noise from the crushing plant and the furnaces deafening and smoke from the furnaces polluting the atmosphere. Now the inclined Tramway is a walking route. The Canal basin at Froghall wharf is now a pleasant spot for pleasure craft.


  1. Such history to go along with such beauty.

  2. Even though you mention the industrial history of Froghall, it's name and present day appearance can only make me think of The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame. ( I believe a toad was the main character however.)

  3. I just want to have an afternoon to sit in this amazing place. You have captured it so well.


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