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taggart Plus
17 47 14 United States
10 Dec 2017 12:33AM
Its a beautiful image---Why is is called a packet house?
10 Dec 2017 12:33AM
Is that Tudor really stands out. A great shot. Pam
femape 5 Argentina
10 Dec 2017 1:32AM
Excelente presentación. Buen color.
10 Dec 2017 9:37AM
It's where packets were collected and delivered on the canal system. A long time ago! Hence the name Packet House.
10 Dec 2017 9:53AM
Wonderful setting, nicely composed shot with beautiful lighting .....

Joe Smile
pathrover 6 59 United Kingdom
10 Dec 2017 2:28PM
[quoteIt's where packets were collected and delivered on the canal system.]

Not quite John.

The Packet house was the base for the Packet boats which operated on the Bridgewater canal. The term "packet" originated as official dispatches sent by ship and packet boat came to mean craft which carried mail. The "packet boat" carried passengers between Worsley and Manchester and Worsley and Runcorn (late 1700's).

The term continues an such as the Isle of Man Steam Packet providing ferry services to the IoM.

10 Dec 2017 3:53PM
Thanks for the correction.

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