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Canal Walk

Manchester Ship Canal during WW2. with a 'Liberty' ship heading for the docks. RAF Anti Aircraft Barrage Balloon Sqdn preparing for a busy night. People out for a walk along the canal banks. Life goes on!.
W/C 14” X 10”

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Hi, I really enjoy this painting and understand why you prefer it to your later one of the same vessel in convoy ... lots more of interest to view and reflect upon.
Am going to perhaps be a wet blanket by saying I don't recall the power plant cooling tower(s) being built adjacent to the Capenhurst Ordnance Plant until after the war, 1949 plus, not far from Ellesmere Port/Manchester Ship Canal. As an artist friend of mine laughingly told me "Artists privilege" when I pointed out to him that gravity lifeboat davits were inappropriate on a late 1890's early steam vessel.
A wonderfully executed oil painting unfortunately sold before he could correct to radial davits. Guess I deserve 20 lashes with a wet noodle ... Keith aka "Snowy"

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