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HRS 142 Manchester, Bolton and Bury Canal, Breach 1936

In this scene the area of the canal breach is clearly visible including where it entered the River Irwell. The coal boat is hanging over the edge (left) and the towpath has completely disappeared on the right. The railway lines projecting from the right hand side are reinforcements put in 1914 by the Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway Company to support 'an unstable area'. In the foreground of the photo is the concrete bed of the canal, another reinforcement by the L & Y
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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 142 Manchester, Bolton and Bury Canal, Breach 1936