2013

SD7808 : Sunset over the Manchester, Bolton and Bury Canal

taken 11 years ago, near to Radcliffe, Bury, England

Sunset over the Manchester, Bolton and Bury Canal
Sunset over the Manchester, Bolton and Bury Canal
The setting sun lights the sky over the frozen canal.
Manchester, Bolton & Bury Canal :: SD7506

The Manchester Bolton & Bury Canal is a disused canal, built to link Bolton and Bury with Manchester. The canal, when fully completed in 1796, was 15 miles long. It was connected with the River Irwell in Salford, in 1808.

From Salford the canal ran up the Irwell valley to reach Nob End, where it climbed the Prestolee Locks, and then split into two branches leading to Bolton and Bury. The canal was built principally to serve the many collieries in the area, as well as to transport other cargo such as stone and timber.

By 1846 a parallel railway had been built to Bury, and the canal went into decline. The Bolton arm went out of use in 1924, though with some minor use until 1947. The Bury arm was breached just above Nob End in 1936, but the then isolated Bury arm continued to be used until 1951, principally between the canalside Ladyshore Colliery and Bury. The final section of the canal was officially closed in 1961, and much of it was filled in.
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LinkExternal link Exploring Greater Manchester, a fieldwork guide (web edition); edited by Paul Hindle, Manchester Geographical Society
LinkExternal link Wikipedia article
LinkExternal link Manchester Bolton & Bury Canal Society website
LinkExternal link Manchester, Bolton and Bury Canal, Pennine Waterways


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Photographer
David Dixon   (more nearby)
Date Taken
Thursday, 24 January, 2013   (more nearby)
Submitted
Tuesday, 29 January, 2013
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SD 787 081 [100m precision]
WGS84: 53:34.1442N 2:19.3857W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SD 7893 0815
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