Photographer's Note

The terminus of the Bridgewater Canal, the world's first industrial canal, built in 1761, Castlefield, Manchester.

This area has been since 1982 an Urban Heritage Park, but much of it still retains its grimy, gloomy industrial atmosphere. The Rochdale Canal, and a network of private branch canals joined the Bridgewater at Lock 92 in Castlefield. This is where the oldest canal warehouse opened in 1779; the world's first passenger railway terminated here in 1830, at Liverpool Road railway station, and the first railway warehouse opened here in 1831. As the century progressed the canals gave way to the railways and the area became dissected by a network of railway lines carried on a series of multi-arch viaducts. In 1848 the two viaducts of the Manchester, South Junction and Altrincham Railway crossed the area and joined each other (seen here); two further viaducts and one mainline station Manchester Central railway station followed. So Castlefield has got some previous!

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