Points of Interest
The CRT moorings facilities at this site are currently closed, perhaps because of a lack of interest from boaters, who prefer to moor at Salthouse Dock. The moorings are relatively secure.
Phase 2 of the Eldonian village project is underway, with new shops to be provided on Burlington Street, just yards from the moorings.
Citybike also has a point on Burlington Street, just over the now defunct Burlington Street bridge.
- The housing you see on the towpath side of the canal before Stanley locks is Atholl Village. For more information see Bridge C page.
- The housing you can see on the towpath side of the canal beyond Stanley locks is built on the site of the (ironic) Colonial Wool disinfection station & warehouses, but the village also covers the area of the old Tate and Lyle sugar refinery (See Map), with the village hall on the site of the old cooling towers.
- The Colonial wool site is ironic, because one of the original purposes of the Leeds and Liverpool canal was to transport wool to Liverpool for export. But the Colonial factory was for imported wool. Alpaca wool was imported through Liverpool and transported along the canal to the mills at Saltaire, at the other end of the canal.
- The Tate and Lyle factory once employed thousands, most of whom lived in the “Scotland Road area of Liverpool. The housing on Scotland Road was demolished in the 1960s to make way for the entrance to the Kingsway Mersey Tunnel, but the many of the residents did not want to relocate. The Eldonian village is a result of that refusal, which is documented in the book, “The Rebirth of Liverpool, The Eldonian Way” by Jack McBane MBE.
- A lot of dumb barges were used in this area, and as horse gave way to diesel, some interesting towing methods were found.