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Three Mills Lock Opening 5th June 2009

Official opening of the new Three Mills Lock on the Prescott Channel 5th June 2009. Th elock is planned for passing construction material to the 2012 Olympic site in East London
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9.30am and we are waiting for the tide
9.30am and we are waiting for the tide
Boats start to arrive
Boats start to arrive
Waiting above Bow Lock
Waiting above Bow Lock
Nearby, stones were being unloaded from a barge
Nearby, stones were being unloaded from a barge
These stones were retrieved from the Prescott Channel ...
These stones were retrieved from the Prescott Channel ...
... they are the remains of the Euston Arch demolished in the 1960's
... they are the remains of the Euston Arch demolished in the 1960's
We follow a barge up the Channelsea Creek
We follow a barge up the Channelsea Creek
Two of the original Three Mills
Two of the original Three Mills
Looking back at the railway bridge
Looking back at the railway bridge
First view of the new lock
First view of the new lock
Moored up on the lay-by
Moored up on the lay-by
The adjustable wier adjacent to the lock
The adjustable wier adjacent to the lock
A lock awaiting an opening
A lock awaiting an opening
The opening barge arrives
The opening barge arrives
The press await agog
The press await agog
Barge entering lock ...
Barge entering lock ...
... followed by some smaller boats
... followed by some smaller boats
The second locking
The second locking
Leaving the lock
Leaving the lock
Awaiting the third locking to pass before returning
Awaiting the third locking to pass before returning
New moorings being constructed on the Three Mills Wall River
New moorings being constructed on the Three Mills Wall River
Waiting to return
Waiting to return
Re-entering the lock
Re-entering the lock
In the lock
In the lock
Exiting the lock back onto tidal water
Exiting the lock back onto tidal water
Leaving Bow Lock
Leaving Bow Lock
Limehouse cut
Limehouse cut
Commercial Road lock on the Regents Canal
Commercial Road lock on the Regents Canal
Stepney
Stepney
Salmon Lane Lock
Salmon Lane Lock
Mile End
Mile End
Futuristic lock cottage!
Futuristic lock cottage!
Clever graffeti
Clever graffeti
Haggeston Gas works
Haggeston Gas works
You can tell that we are in the East End!
You can tell that we are in the East End!
Sturts Lock
Sturts Lock
I left the boat at Kings Cross
I left the boat at Kings Cross
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