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When a section of the summit level of the Manchester, Bolton & Bury Canal at Nob End, Little Lever gave way in 1936 it caused flooding and major disruption blocking the nearby River Irwell. The breach eventually led to the closure of the entire canal. The pictures taken by the Lancashire & Yorkshire Railway Co and the Manchester Ship Canal Company show the damage. The breach is still visible today. 2012


Click here for a 16 page PDF document on Radcliffe and the Irwell Valley by Ken Howarth 1974 that includes the breach. http:/​/​heritagephotoarchive.​co.​uk/​industrialarchaeologyradcliffeirwellgorge.​pdf

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Keywords:1936, MBBC, barges, boats, bolton, bolton canal, breaches, canals, disasters, education, engineering, failures, flooding, floods, industrial heritage, irwell, lancashire, little lever, manchester, bolton and bury canal, rivers

HRS 136 Manchester, Bolton and Bury Canal, Nob End Breach 1936

HRS 136 Manchester, Bolton and Bury Canal, Nob End Breach 1936

HRS 137 Boat on edge MBBC breach

HRS 137 Boat on edge MBBC breach

HRS 139 MBBC breach 1980s

HRS 139 MBBC breach 1980s

HRS 138 MBBC Breach erosion photo no 6 etc

HRS 138 MBBC  Breach erosion photo no 6 etc

HRS 141 MBBC breach four boat full length

HRS 141 MBBC breach four boat full length

HRS 140 Manchester, Bolton and Bury Canal, Nob End Breach 1936

HRS 140 Manchester, Bolton and Bury Canal, Nob End Breach 1936

HRS 143 Manchester, Bolton and Bury Canal, Nob End Breach 1936

HRS 143 Manchester, Bolton and Bury Canal, Nob End Breach 1936

HRS 142 Manchester, Bolton and Bury Canal, Breach 1936

HRS 142 Manchester, Bolton and Bury Canal, Breach 1936

HRS 144 Manchester, Bolton and Bury Canal, Nob End Breach 1936

HRS 144 Manchester, Bolton and Bury Canal, Nob End Breach 1936

HRS 146 Manchester, Bolton and Bury Canal, Nob End Breach 1936

HRS 146 Manchester, Bolton and Bury Canal, Nob End Breach 1936

HRS 145 Manchester, Bolton and Bury Canal, Nob End Breach 1936

HRS 145 Manchester, Bolton and Bury Canal, Nob End Breach 1936

HRS 147 MBBC Breach local photo of breach 1936

HRS 147 MBBC Breach local photo of breach 1936

HRS 148 Manchester, Bolton and Bury Canal, Nob End Breach 1936

HRS 148 Manchester, Bolton and Bury Canal, Nob End Breach 1936

HRS 149 Manchester, Bolton and Bury Canal, Nob End Breach 1936

HRS 149 Manchester, Bolton and Bury Canal, Nob End Breach 1936

HRS 151 Manchester, Bolton and Bury Canal, Nob End Breach 1936

HRS 151 Manchester, Bolton and Bury Canal, Nob End Breach 1936

HRS 150 Manchester, Bolton and Bury Canal, Nob End Breach 1936

HRS 150 Manchester, Bolton and Bury Canal, Nob End Breach 1936