'Blown cill' closes the Rochdale

Published: Wednesday, 29 May 2019

STILL another strange description from Canal & River Trust.

Its latest stoppage notice tells us that it is a 'blown cill' that has put a lock out of action and so closed the Rochdale Canal, Keith Gudgin reports.


We are not told exactly what a 'blown cill' is, but as many cills now leak, most likely another one has failed.

This is at Lock 49, Moss Upper Lock in Rochdale, and adds still further to the woes of the northern waterways.

We are told it is being investigated.