SJ9494 : Site of St George's Rowing Club

taken 4 years ago, near to Haughton Green, Tameside, Great Britain

Site of St George's Rowing Club
Site of St George's Rowing Club
St George's Rowing Club was founded in 1883. The original boathouse was in a field by the Peak Forest Canal at Throstle Bank. LinkExternal link

As well as some serious rowing, the club ran day trips to Romiley, Marple and Daisy Nook. After 1905 the HQ moved here to Wood End. Membership fell off in the late 1950s and eventually the clubhouse was destroyed by fire.

A War Memorial had been erected in an adjoining garden to commemorate rowing club members who were killed in the First World War. A memorial stone was added to commemorate the three club members who died in the Second World War. It is understood that the original memorial was destroyed by vandals and the Second World War memorial was fished out of the canal in 1986 and set into the ground along with the one commemorating that the ground had been given by the parents of Harry Warburton. See LinkExternal link
They still lie somewhere below the undergrowth.

Further information can also be found at LinkExternal link
Peak Forest Canal
The Peak Forest Canal runs for 15 miles between Ashton under Lyne and Whaley Bridge.

It was built to link the Ashton Canal with the tramways that brought limestone from the Peak District quarries.

The Lower Peak Forest Canal forms part of the "Cheshire Ring".

LinkExternal link Pennine Waterways website including a "virtual tour" of the canal
LinkExternal link and LinkExternal link for information on the history of the canal
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SJ9494, 1957 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Friday, 8 May, 2015   (more nearby)
Submitted
Sunday, 10 May, 2015
Geographical Context
Canals 
Canal (from Tags)
Peak Forest 
Date (from Tags)
1883  1905  1986 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 9430 9433 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:26.7423N 2:5.2371W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 9431 9433
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WEST (about 270 degrees)
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