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Exploring the Manchester Canals (East)

21/06/2015 11:00 am
21/06/2015 12:30 pm
£8 (£7).
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Manchester, United Kingdom

Manchester is a city built by the water and made by the water; and right by the city centre the waters fork as the canals head to the old industrial heartland, the disused coal mines and the state-of-the-art sports facilities of Eastlands.


We explore east Manchester, the Rochdale Canal, Ashton Canal, SportCity and Philips Park – parts of Manchester where few venture and where there’s an unexpected story and sight around every vista.

After all, who would believe now that these canals watered a prolific and lucrative coal mine, washed a major power station once targeted by the IRA (picture, left) and lapped the most intensely industrial zone in Britain.


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