SJ8497 : Manchester: Rochdale Canal, 1994

taken 26 years ago, near to Manchester, Great Britain

Manchester: Rochdale Canal, 1994
Manchester: Rochdale Canal, 1994
At this time the short stretch of the Rochdale Canal from Castlefields to Ducie Street, linking the Bridgewater and Ashton Canals, was the only navigable stretch, and slipped almost ignored through the city centre. By the early 1990s city centre regeneration had begun to open up some areas and to restore tired warehouse areas, and the canal area was less seedy than it had been ten years before, but the process was still in its early stages.
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, 19 November, 1994   (more nearby)
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Geographical Context
City, Town centre  Canals 
Canal (from Tags)
Rochdale Canal  Rochdale 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 8410 9765 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:28.5201N 2:14.4614W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 8424 9771
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West-southwest (about 247 degrees)
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