SJ8497 : A nearly forgotten river

taken 5 years ago, near to Manchester, Great Britain

A nearly forgotten river
A nearly forgotten river
The River Medlock flows under Oxford Road, and the tall viaduct of the Railway, and even under a footbridge of the old Refuge Assurance building.
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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SJ8497, 1989 images   (more nearby search)
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Date Taken
Monday, 10 April, 2017   (more nearby)
Submitted
Tuesday, 11 April, 2017
Geographical Context
Lowlands  Rivers, Streams, Drainage 
Primary Subject of Photo
River 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 8415 9748 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:28.4285N 2:14.4157W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 8414 9746
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North-northeast (about 22 degrees)
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