Photo Archive - Ironville to Langley Mill
This photo gallery shows a number of the images within the FCC archives picturing the canal between Ironville and Langley Mill. Please note that the galleries are due to be updated in the near future to use a better viewing system.
Ian Moss shows us what Langley Mill looked like when the Cromford Canal went somewhere and before much of the industrial development took place around the basin and line of the canal
Possibly a unique photograph of loading at Beggarlee Wharf, approximately where the Langley Mill Boatyard now exists. Coal was tipped from the railway wagons onto the conveyor which lifted it and dropped it into boats. It was this traffic that kept the last half mile of canal open till 1965. The rest was closed by the LMS Act of 1944
Ian Moss took this picture of Strutt's Lock in the 1960's. This is now buried under the A610 Langey Mill bypass. You can just see the roof of the cottage on the picture above on the skyline
Taking advantage of winters as they used to be at Langley Mill, just above the lock. In the background are the former Beggarlee Wharf where the last coal traffic was loaded and the Great Northern Railway bridge, now the A610 embankment. The dress suggests 1960s. Could this be the big freeze of 1962/3? (Courtesy Brian Key)