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HRS 143 Manchester, Bolton and Bury Canal, Nob End Breach 1936

This rather poor quality image is important for it shows the extent of the actual breach and the debris in the River Irwell. It is taken looking west towards Farnworth (church on horizon left), the canal was locked down from its summit level where the breach occurred to a lower level where it crosses the Nob End Aqueduct visible on the left side of the image below Farnworth church. The houses top right (Nob Inn and Wellfield House) were once part of a small thriving canal community. The canal workshops can be seen right of centre back.

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Keywords:Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway, MBBC, Manchester Ship Canal, Manchester, Bolton and Bury Canal, bolton, canal boats, canal breaches, canals, coal, education, floods, industrial heritage, learning, little lever, water

HRS 143 Manchester, Bolton and Bury Canal, Nob End Breach 1936