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HRS 256 MBBC, Burrs feeder aqueduct over Irwell 1970s

The feeder channel for the Manchester, Bolton and Bury Canal at Elton crosses the river Irwell at Burrs on a brick-built aqueduct dating back to the beginning of the 19th century. The mill in the centre rear of the picture is Burrs Mill which was used as a bleach works in the Lancashire textile industry until the second world war when it was used as a prisoner of war camp for Italian prisoners. KH
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Keywords:Irwell, POWs, SWW, WW2, aqueducts, bleachworks, brick, buildings, manchester, Bolton and bury canal, prisoner of war camps, rivers, second world war, water supply, weirs, world war 2

HRS 256 MBBC, Burrs feeder aqueduct over Irwell 1970s