SJ9099 : River Medlock (1971)

taken 51 years ago, near to Failsworth, Oldham, Great Britain

River Medlock (1971)
River Medlock (1971)
The River Medlock, seen in 1971, long before the valley was tidied up to become a country park.
River Medlock :: SJ8999

The River Medlock flows west from Tameside & Oldham into Manchester. It runs for 13 miles (including passing through Clayton Vale) before merging with the Irwell at Castlefield. The Industrial revolution exacted a heavy toll on the river, factories & waste tips lining its banks decreased the water quality to such an extent that the river stopped being able to support a fish population. Recent restoration has, however, improved water quality, the river was restocked with fish, and wildlife such as herons and kingfishers can often be seen now.

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SJ9099, 74 images   (more nearby search)
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Date Taken
April 1971   (more nearby)
Submitted
Thursday, 9 December, 2010
Category
River   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 906 997 [100m precision]
WGS84: 53:29.6784N 2:8.5261W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 906 997
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West-northwest (about 292 degrees)
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