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Mystery photo challenge

A photo of a mystery location on the waterways will be featured in every IWA Bulletin. Take a look at the current mystery photo and take a guess.

A staircase lock which long boats are advised to traverse backwards, in both directions. On which navigation?

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Question: A large cruiser overtaking a loaded barge in 1957; on which canal?

Answer: Stainforth & Keadby Canal, part of the Sheffield & South Yorkshire Canal. This is one of a set of colour slides of North East waterways taken in the 1950s by an unknown photographer, recently donated to IWA by John Hamlyn. Cruiser MAJESSA is overtaking keel GOLDILOCKS. A large part of the canal is alongside the Doncaster to Scunthorpe railway line, seen on the right.

Correctly guessed by: Alan Smith, Andrew Shipman, Andy Credland, Christopher Dyche, David Lowe, Ian Cleathero, Ivan Cane, Ivan Chamberlain, James Bell, Jean Kerr, Jennifer Hindshaw, John Lower, John Pomfret, John Healey, John Revell, Kenneth Nelson, Kirk Martin, Malcolm Fielding, Martin Haigh, Michael Rollin, Mike Wright, Mike Bellion, Neil Cocksedge, Patrick Marks, Paul Bates, Paul White, Peter Earley, Philip Northway, Ray Allott, Robin Pyott, Simon Judge, Tim Boddington, Tony Clayton, Vaughan Welch