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HRS 1144 Manchester, Salford Junction Canal, Undergound dock R 1973

The Manchester, Salford Junction Canal was opened in 1839 as a way of allowing coal traffic from the Manchester, Bolton and Bury Canal access to the canal network via the Rochdale Canal. The canal with its long tunnel under Manchester's street was built to avoid carting goods across Manchester to the Rochdale Canal. Later a link canal was opened at Hulme and the remarkable MSJc canal became a white elephant. The construction of the Great Northern Railway Goods Warehouse (1898) on part of the site gave them access to the canal. PHOTO:They built an underground dock, a link passage and hoistwell. (1900) extending the life of the canal until about 1922. KH
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Keywords:air-raids, docks, manchester, salford junction canal, second world war, shelters, tunnels, victorians, wharves, world war two, ww2

HRS 1144 Manchester, Salford Junction Canal, Undergound dock R 1973