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HRS 1145 Manchester, Salford Junction Canal, Tunnel exploration 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.
PHOTO: The Granada end of the canal tunnel was still in water in 1973 and was explored by boat. At the far end of the tunnel the ARP had raised the level of the canal bed to accommodate the world war two air-raid shelters and it was possible to walk for several hundred yards. KH
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Keywords:air-raids, exploration, frank, manchester, salford junction canal, second world war, shelters, sunderland frank, sunderland, tunnels, victorians, world war two, ww2

HRS 1145 Manchester, Salford Junction Canal, Tunnel exploration 1973