Monthly Archives: August 2013

Tuesday 6th August 2013.

Built around 1850, the massive oopart of Elton Reservoir still collects water that’s run-off to feed, locally, the Bury to Bolton arm of the Manchester, Bolton and Bury Canal. Canals lost trade to the railways and nearby the old railway … Continue reading

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Monday 5th August 2013.

A bike-ride to the Meccano Bridge, the other evening, with a photo-stop at Ye Olde Steam Crane at Mount Sion along the Manchester, Bolton and Bury Canal. The crane is a well-known local ‘oopart’ and, also well out of place … Continue reading

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