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Photographic Competition 2011


Here is the winning entry, plus the runner-up and the best of the rest.


The winning portfolio is - the Gibbs family from Carnforth

The Gibbses had a great time on Stafford in July, and all three contributed to this evocative portfolio.

Fallingroyd, Hebden Bridge A lock on the Rochdale Canal

Fallingroyd Tunnel

Another lock on the Rochdale Canal

Lock 7 Between Locks 15 and 16

Lock 7

Between Locks 15 and 16

Runner-up: David Hipperson from Borehamwood

sent us some cracking shots from their August holiday on Dorset on the Leeds & Liverpool Canal. He also sent us another on a nice Christmas card.

Swans on the Leeds & Liverpool Canal Sheep



The best of the rest

We got lots of super entries, thanks very much to all. Here are some:

Liesel Kirkpatrick

and her partner went up the Rochdale on Oxford in April.

Mae West (Kirkpatrick)

enjoyed her holiday - read her report.

Luddenden Foot, Rochdale Canal Man's best friend

Luddenden Foot, Rochdale Canal
A little settlement with a pub, a park and bags of charm.

Brearley Upper Lock, Rochdale Canal
This is not the way to cover the ground, but it might be the way to a relaxing holiday.

The Creeds

had a short break on Leicester in April

Wendy Woods

took Northumberland up to Todmorden on a weekend in September.

The Creed family Rainbow at Lob Mill

Winterbutlee Lock, Rochdale Canal
Just round the corner is the celebrated Gordon Riggs garden centre

Lob Mill Lock, Rochdale Canal
A favourite spot for photographs, but not always with a double rainbow.