SJ8497 : Chairs in the bottom of the canal

taken 7 months ago, near to Manchester, Great Britain

Chairs in the bottom of the canal
Chairs in the bottom of the canal
The Rochdale Canal alongside Canal Street. The water has been drained revealing a lot of chairs and other debris. I thought at first it had been done as part of an annual maintenance procedure but have been informed that it was due to vandalism and it may be a while before the levels are restored.
Rochdale Canal
The Rochdale Canal runs for 33 miles between Manchester and Sowerby Bridge in West Yorkshire, UK. In Sowerby Bridge it connects with the Calder and Hebble Navigation. In Manchester it connects with the Ashton and Bridgewater Canals.

The canal was opened between Sowerby Bridge and Todmorden and from Manchester to Rochdale in 1799 and between Todmorden and Rochdale in 1805. Most of the canal was closed in 1952. Restoration work began in late 1980s and by 1996 the canal was opened to navigation once again between Sowerby Bridge and the summit level. The canal was re-opened to navigation along its entire length in July 2002 and forms part of the South Pennine Ring.

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Date Taken
Saturday, 18 February, 2017   (more nearby)
Submitted
Thursday, 6 July, 2017
Geographical Context
Canals 
Canal (from Tags)
Rochdale Canal 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 8450 9794 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:28.6772N 2:14.1007W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 8446 9791
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Northeast (about 45 degrees)
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Drained Canal  Detritus 

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