SJ8398 : Manchester Cathedral steps

taken 9 years ago, near to Manchester, Great Britain

Manchester Cathedral steps
Manchester Cathedral steps
The bricked up arches for the landing stages on the river Irwell were known as the Manchester Cathedral steps. In the Victorian era passenger trips along the river Irwell were very popular. Sailings to Pomona Gardens were popular with courting couples, who watched the Eel-catchers and admire views of Trafford Park Woodlands. During the Second World War, the stages and the tunnels surrounding them were converted into air-raid shelters. The steps and landing stages have been closed to the public for many years. In 1935 less elaborate steps were in place, and some of them remained until 1971. Click hereLinkExternal link for many more full size pictures, with archive shots, and full history of the Manchester Cathedral steps.
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Date Taken
Thursday, 4 September, 2008   (more nearby)
Submitted
Tuesday, 9 September, 2008
Category
Air raid shelter   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 836 986 [100m precision]
WGS84: 53:29.0587N 2:14.8352W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 836 986
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EAST (about 90 degrees)
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