Hyde Lock

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Roach and mud-hopper at Hyde Lock on the Staffs & Worcs Canal. John towed this hopper around in 1996/1997 to give extra capacity. The hopper is loaded with 17 tonnes of pre-packed smokeless fuel; Roach is loaded with 20 tonnes of loose house-coal. The end of the hopper made a very good platform for weighing coal out on the dead-weight scales. 

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