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HRS 282 MBBC, Bury end, moving ice boat 1973

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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Keywords:barges, boats, bridges, buildings, canals, coal, colliery, docks, education, heritage, ice, ice-breaker boats, industrial, ladyshore, lancashire, manchester, bolton and bury canal, transport, victorians, water, weather, wharfes, wharves, winter

HRS 282 MBBC, Bury end, moving ice boat 1973