Leeds Liverpool Canal – In the days when you were not welcome on the tow path

It’s hard to imagine these days that at one time walkers and cyclists were not welcome on the tow paths of the UK’s canal network, even more so now when exactly the opposite is true and the Canal and River Trust actively encourages such activities.

But just to prove how unwelcome walkers and cyclists were in previous times here is a photo of a Leeds Liverpool Canal cast iron sign, from 1911, which is on display at the National Waterways Museum in Ellesmere Port:-

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The photo is also amongst my Flickr photos at:-

www.flickr.com/photos/86659476@N07/