My photo uploads as i travel around.
I could be wrong but i think there used to remove rubbish and scrap from the canal. I seem to remember seeing something similar being used in Stalybridge for pulling shopping trolly's and old bikes out of the water. I think its towed by another barge.
Nah ... its a floating swimming pool - for olympic training!
They use this barge for rubbish. Another machine,onland scoops the debris into it.I have seen this many times,as i grew up around the area. Lovely place it is too.More locks per square mile than anywhere in the country