5. Lifting handling weighing

Victorian mechanical handling

19th century crab winch.

Come in from the outside and learn about the decline of the canals and their revival since the second world war as a resource for leisure before moving on to look at some of the equipment which was used to move heavy cargo around such as sacks, barrels, and other loads. What is the peculiar looking machine above and how were such machines used on the canals? We have a range of equipment which was once commonplace on wharves everywhere. Few people today know what it is for or how it was used. The toll collector has popped out of his nearby office as you turn to look at the next exhibition.