Once a week during July I'm attending a health support course organised by a specialist UK-wide charity. The sessions are held in offices overlooking Victoria Quays, formerly Sheffield Canal Basin. Last week, after a light lunch, which is being generously provided by the firm where the meetings are being held, I took a walk around the south quay before walking into the city to take the tram route back home.
The Canal Basin was constructed between 1816 and 1819 as the terminus of the Sheffield Canal, which is now part of the Sheffield and South Yorkshire Navigation Way. The coal yards for the Manchester, Sheffield and Lincoln Railway were also located here. The area fell into neglect after closure during the 1970s, but was restored and redeveloped in the early 1990s to provide new office and business space, a chandlery service, leisure facilities and berths for leisure canal boats. Being on the tram route with hotels nearby, access via bridges over the main roads and a walk way onto the site it's a popular place to visit, especially as many people will also take a walk along the tow path of the canal, something that I hope to do another time.
In the marina are two wide berth boats that are houseboat hotels.
The swing bridge gives access from one side of the basin to the other.
There are some small businesses and a café in the former railway
A view across the marina shows The Straddle Warehouse (c 1895)
which was built on metal stilts over the water to provide more storage space.
The Grain Warehouse (c.1860s) has been converted into apartments.
I walked along the footpath of the bridge which also takes the tram
through the city centre and to other areas on the outskirts of Sheffield.
Thank you for visiting and for your kind comment if you leave one. I'm still learning how to use Windows 10 on my new laptop. I know my way around the basics, but there are still a few issues e.g. I don't yet have a large monitor connected which I could do with because of eyesight difficulties. My broadband wifi connection has been off again this week - more problems with a local connection, which the engineers have been taking a long time to sort out. This hasn't helped with trying to set up the new laptop. Since I'm also busy with other activities and I need to rest in between I'll be back again with more news when I can.
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