SJ8397 : Deansgate Locks Open Weekend 2017 - Lock#91

taken 12 days ago, near to Rusholme, Manchester, Great Britain

Deansgate Locks Open Weekend 2017 - Lock#91
Deansgate Locks Open Weekend 2017 - Lock#91
The Deansgate Locks (#90 and #91 on the Rochdale Canal) are two of the "Rochdale Nine". When the rest of the Rochdale Canal was closed to navigation in 1952, these nine locks which link the Ashton and Bridgewater Canals, through the centre of Manchester, were the only part of the canal to remain open, forming part of the "Cheshire Ring".

By 1965 the nine locks through Manchester city centre, including locks 90 and 91 were almost unusable. The Rochdale Canal Society was formed to promote the restoration of the canal and in the 1980s and 1990s small scale work began to re-open stretches of the canal. In July 2002, the whole canal became navigable once again, almost 200 years after its original opening.

In November 2017, the Canal & River Trust, who now maintain the waterway, drained the locks and the pool between them in order to carry out restoration and repair work to the lock gates and chamber. Part of this involved closing the towpath and installing a temporary walkway This also provided the opportunity to open the locks to the public over the weekend of 2nd/3rd December.

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Saturday, 2 December, 2017   (more nearby)
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Wednesday, 6 December, 2017
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City, Town centre  Canals 
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Rochdale Canal 
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