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20015.034

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Previously 84/8. No copyright documentation found. His father was lock keeper at Ellesmere Port from around 1922. He was employed by LMS and wore a company uniform. He worked in shifts, 6 days a week. He had to open and close the lock gates and regulate the water level. He checked boats permits and recorded where the boats were going and their cargo. Describes the lock keepers hut and how the postal system worked. Talks about the Toll House. Mentions FMC and Wolverhampton Corrugated Iron Company. Describes chain testing and the fitting shop. Approx 33 minutes

Date

1984?

Reference code

20015.034

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