SD7920 : Bridge at Irwell Vale in Spring

taken 10 years ago, near to Edenfield, Lancashire, Great Britain

Bridge at Irwell Vale in Spring
Bridge at Irwell Vale in Spring
Looking northwest in Irwell Vale this is where two rivers - the Ogden and the Irwell - meet below this bridge on the right.
SD7920 : Bridge at Irwell Vale in Winter
Irwell Vale owes its existence to John Bowker, a Manchester merchant. Bowker built a woollen mill on the east side of the Irwell in about 1800 and some thirty-two years later added a cotton mill on the opposite bank.
In 1833 two rows of workers’ cottages were completed SD7920 : Picturesque cottages in Irwell Vale and the new village had been born.
For many years the mill was leased to the Aitken family and eventually they bought the entire village. The street names, Aitken Street and Bowker Street, recall them and the original owner.
Today Irwell Vale is a quiet village with a halt on the East Lancashire Railway see Archive LinkExternal link
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Date Taken
Friday, 2 March, 2007   (more nearby)
Submitted
Sunday, 4 March, 2007
Category
Bridge   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SD 791 202 [100m precision]
WGS84: 53:40.6815N 2:18.9998W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SD 792 202
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Northwest (about 315 degrees)
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