Castlefield - Canal Basin

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Castlefield - Canal Basin Jan 30, 2017
Castlefield is where Manchester began and was the hub during the Industrial Revolution with being the terminus of the first industrial canal, Bridgewater Canal, built in the late 1764. Also the Liverpool Station was built nearby which is the first passenger railway terminal in 1830 along with the first railway warehouse built a year later.

The Rochdale Canal met the Bridgewater Canal in 1805 and were subsequently linked with the short cuts of the Mersey and Irwell Navigation. The railway viaducts of the local railways crossed Castlefield and linked the the local rail network in the city centre which resulted in the now defunct Manchester Central railway station.

Nearby is the amazing Museum of Science and Industry). The museum tells a bit more about life in Castlefield during the Industrial Revolution and the aftermath.

The Canal Basin is now part of Urban Heritage, the first of its kind in the UK, and was formed in 1982. It is a pleasant area to wander round and check its proud industrial heritage.
End of the Rochdale Canal, Castlef…
End of the Rochdale Canal/beginnin…
End of the Rochdale Canal, Castlef…
End of the Rochdale Canal, Castlef…
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