SJ8497 : The hidden Medlock

taken 10 years ago, near to Manchester, Great Britain

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The hidden Medlock
The hidden Medlock
Along Oxford Road you can't actually see over the parapet of the bridge over the River Medlock from street level. I raised my camera above, tilted slightly and pressed. This is what it saw, totally uncropped.
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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Date Taken
Monday, 2 July, 2012   (more nearby)
Submitted
Thursday, 5 July, 2012
Geographical Context
Rivers, Streams, Drainage  City, Town centre 
River (from Tags)
Medlock 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 8413 9743 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:28.4015N 2:14.4336W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 8414 9745
View Direction
South-southwest (about 202 degrees)
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