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HRS 306 Elton Canal Storage Reservoir 2005

The Elton Canal Storage Reservoir was completed about 1811 to supply the summit level of the new canal, which presumably up to that time had been supplied by the Weddell Brook river link. The reservoir cam to fame in 1904 when the Lancashire & Yorkshire Railway put up barriers to prevent the public from walking along the top. These were promptly dismantled by local people. The case went through to the House of Lords who found for the people of Radcliffe and established for all time the precedent of a Right of Way. Click on this video link and watch a short digital presentation of 'The Great Trespass Case'. http:/​/​www.​youtube.​com/​watch?v=zHEVbrVjxVw&​feature=share&​list=UUxNVGAIh8cokjl555I7xWag
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Keywords:1904, 2005, The great trespass case, canals, courts cases, elton, lancashire, lancashire, manchester, bolton and bury canal, radcliffe, railways, reservoirs, rights of way, trespass, walking, water, water supply

HRS 306 Elton Canal Storage Reservoir 2005