Stonebridge Lock

Stonebridge Lock

Olga Koroleva researches for her new video work:

Stonebridge Lock (No16) is a paired lock on the River Lee Navigation and is located near Tottenham Marshes. Like other locks as far as Ponder’s End Lock it is large enough to take barges of up to 130 tons. The primary lock has been upgraded to mechanical operation. River Lea Navigation is a is a canalised river incorporating the River Lea. Manual lock operation like on many London canals would be very tricky due to the current.

I sat here watching the water levels raising and falling as the boats passed through. Both the sound and the sight are mesmerising…

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