Manchester Bolton & Bury Canal
The Manchester Bolton & Bury Canal is a disused canal in Greater Manchester, England. It was built to link Bolton and Bury with Manchester. The canal was commissioned in 1791 by local landowners and businessmen and built between 1791 and 1808 at a cost of £127,700. Most of the freight carried was coal from local collieries.
About Manchester Bolton & Bury Canal in brief
The Manchester Bolton & Bury Canal is a disused canal in Greater Manchester, England. It was built to link Bolton and Bury with Manchester. The canal was commissioned in 1791 by local landowners and businessmen and built between 1791 and 1808 at a cost of £127,700. Most of the freight carried was coal from local collieries but, as the mines reached the end of their working lives sections of the canal fell into disuse and disrepair and it was officially abandoned in 1961. In 1987 a society was formed with the aim of restoring the canal for leisure use and, in 2006, restoration began in the area around the junction with the River Irwell in Salford. In a document entitled ‘A list of intended subscribers to the Bolton Bury and Manchester Canal’, some more notable subscribers are listed along the canal’s route. Many of the subscribers are now kept in the Greater Manchester County Record, along with the names of some of the more notable people who invested in the canal. For more information on the restoration of the Canal, visit the Canal Society of Greater Manchester’s website, or visit their website, www.canal-society.org.uk. The canal is currently navigable as far as Oldfield Road, Salfords, and is expected to reopen in the summer of 2015. For confidential support call the Samaritans in the UK on 08457 90 90 90, visit a local Samaritans branch or see www.samaritans.org for details.
In the U.S. call the National Suicide Prevention Line on 1-800-273-8255 or visit http://www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org/. For confidential support in the United States call theNational Suicide Prevention Lifeline on 1 800-847-788 or visit http://www suicide Prevention Lifelines.org for information and referred to the Samaritans in the UK on the United States on the United States at http separate pages of the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline page for details. In the UK, contact Samaritans on 0800 457 9090 or http: www samaritan lifeline online.org. In the U S, call the Salvation Army on 0844 909090 or visit the U.S.-based Samaritans website, www.samarsitans. org. In Europe, contact the National Seal of the United Kingdom on 0845 908090 or the UK-wide Samaritans via the Telephone on 08457 909090. In the US, contact the European Union via the European Union on 0846 907090 or the UK-based Telephones on 0800 1-1-1. The canal was originally designed for narrow gauge boats, but was altered into a broad gauge canal to allow an ultimately unrealised connection with the Leeds and Liverpool Canal.