Here we see the view from the canal bridge at the end of Brooks Lane, looking towards the Kings Lock Pub and photographed in the early 1970s - still highly recognisable today, of course. The junction with the Wardle Canal and the SUC Middlewich Branch is on the right - difficult to negotiate for those who have just picked up a holiday hire boat from Andersen's or Middlewich Narrowboats. To the left there are the signs of the beginnings of the thriving boat and chandlery business we know today. Taking centre stage is the King's Lock pub with the curious tunnel-like bridge entrance to its right. The King's Lock itself is adorned with the once ubiquitous DoubleDiamond sign. DD was the kind of fizzy keg beer which inspired the Campaign For Real Ale all those years ago. Be that as it may, in our early drinking days we all loved it (quite possible because we didn't know any better).
I had my last pint of DoubleDiamond at Ross's Social Club in Grimsby in the late 80s. It worked wonders, you know.
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