Chirk Aqueduct: First horse-drawn barge to cross in decades
A horse-drawn barge has crossed Chirk Aqueduct near Wrexham for the first time in decades.
Saturn, which carried cheese to Manchester 100 years ago, is the only floating example of a horse-drawn Shropshire Union fly-boat.
A horse called Taff took her across Thomas Telford's 700ft (210m) long link.
The aqueduct, which stands 70ft (21m) high, is a forerunner to the more famous Pontcysyllte aqueduct just down the road and is itself over 100 years old.
15 May 2013
- From the section Wales