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HRS 283 MBBC coal boat and ice breaker Bury 1970s

On the left Ladyshore Colliery coal boat and alongside it is the canal's ice-breaker boat. The ice-breaker was pulled by horses to break the ice on the canal. The metal rails were used to rock the boat from side to side to break the ice.
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HRS 283 MBBC coal boat and ice breaker Bury 1970s