Created 11-Aug-11
The Manchester, Bolton and Bury Canal opened in 1791 to carry coal from numerous coal mines down into Salford, Manchester and beyond. Other cargoes included wood pulp, and cotton brought up the canal from Manchester and beyond. There was a series of locks at Nob End, Little Lever on to the summit level between Bolton and Bury. In 1936 a disastrous breach near the locks led to its eventual closure.

MBBC Burrs feeder

Visitors 138
6 photos
Created 11-Aug-11
Modified 11-Aug-11
MBBC Burrs feeder

MBBC Weddell Brook & Webb's Forge

Visitors 157
8 photos
Created 11-Aug-11
Modified 11-Aug-11
MBBC Weddell Brook & Webb's Forge

MBBC Bury Wharf & Tunnel

Visitors 375
29 photos
Created 11-Aug-11
Modified 11-Aug-11
MBBC Bury Wharf & Tunnel

MBBC Daisyfield to Elton Reservoir

Visitors 651
13 photos
Created 11-Aug-11
Modified 11-Aug-11
MBBC Daisyfield to Elton Reservoir

MBBC Elton Reservoir to Radcliffe Wharf

Visitors 586
21 photos
Created 26-Aug-11
Modified 26-Aug-11
MBBC Elton Reservoir to Radcliffe Wharf

MBBC Radcliffe Wharf to Ladyshore Colliery

Visitors 1199
39 photos
Created 14-Nov-12
Modified 14-Nov-12
MBBC Radcliffe Wharf to Ladyshore Colliery

MBBC Manchester, Bolton and Bury Canal Breach 1936

Visitors 809
16 photos
Created 11-Aug-11
Modified 11-Aug-11
MBBC Manchester, Bolton and Bury Canal Breach 1936

MBBC Nob End, Prestolee to Salford

Visitors 655
29 photos
MBBC Nob End, Prestolee to Salford