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A LOST CANAL RE-DISCOVERED! In 1973, I led a team of industrial archaeologists on an exploration of a long-lost canal tunnel that runs under Manchester's Streets. The Gallery is a record of that successful expediton, many pictures being shown for the very first time. The story of the exploration and unique history of the canal can be seen here on You Tube.http:/​/​www.​youtube.​com/​watch?v=yQ3NP9zeUv4 The presentation uses many of the photographs in the gallery.

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Keywords:WW2, exploration, industrial archaeology, industrial heritage, ken howarth, lancashire, lost canals, manchester, manchester, salford junction canal, second world war, tunnels, underground canals, victorians, world war 2

HRS 1123 Manchester, Salford Junction Canal, ARP helmet

HRS 1123 Manchester, Salford Junction Canal, ARP helmet

HRS 1125 Manchester, Salford Junction Canal, Camp Street 1973

HRS 1125 Manchester, Salford Junction Canal, Camp Street 1973

HRS 1126 Manchester, Salford Junction Canal, Deansgate entrance to air raid shelter

HRS 1126 Manchester, Salford Junction Canal, Deansgate entrance to air raid shelter

HRS 1127 Manchester, Salford Junction Canal, East street exit Central Station

HRS 1127 Manchester, Salford Junction Canal, East street exit Central Station

HRS 1128 Manchester, Salford Junction Canal, Elsan toilet in air raid shelter

HRS 1128 Manchester, Salford Junction Canal, Elsan toilet in air raid shelter

HRS 1129 Manchester, Salford Junction Canal, Entrance lock on Irwell 1973

HRS 1129 Manchester, Salford Junction Canal, Entrance lock on Irwell 1973

HRS 1130 Manchester, Salford Junction Canal, General shot of tunnel and towpath 1973

HRS 1130 Manchester, Salford Junction Canal, General shot of tunnel and towpath 1973

HRS 1131 Granada TV building, Manchester

HRS 1131 Granada TV building, Manchester

HRS 1132 Manchester, Salford, Junction Canal, Great Bridgewater St bridge 1973

HRS 1132 Manchester, Salford, Junction Canal, Great Bridgewater St bridge 1973

HRS 1132 Manchester, Salford, Junction Canal, Great Bridgewater St bridge 1973

HRS 1132 Manchester, Salford, Junction Canal, Great Bridgewater St bridge 1973

HRS 1134 Manchester, Salford Junction Canal, river entrance lock 1970s

HRS 1134 Manchester, Salford Junction Canal, river entrance lock 1970s

HRS 1135 Manchester, Salford Junction Canal, river entrance lock 1970s

HRS 1135 Manchester, Salford Junction Canal, river entrance lock 1970s

HRS 1136 Manchester, Salford Junction Canal, Link tunnel to GN Goods warehouse 1973

HRS 1136 Manchester, Salford Junction Canal, Link tunnel to GN Goods warehouse 1973

HRS 1137 Manchester, Salford Junction Canal, Link tunnel to GN Goods warehouse 1973

HRS 1137 Manchester, Salford Junction Canal, Link tunnel to GN Goods warehouse 1973

HRS 1138 Manchester, Salford Junction Canal, First view of hidden tunnel

HRS 1138 Manchester, Salford Junction Canal, First view of hidden tunnel

HRS 1139 Manchester, Salford Junction Canal, Manchester Central Station bridged over canal 1970s

HRS 1139 Manchester, Salford Junction Canal,  Manchester Central Station bridged over canal 1970s

HRS 1140 Manchester, Salford Junction Canal, Bricked up tunnel entrance 1973

HRS 1140 Manchester, Salford Junction Canal, Bricked up tunnel entrance 1973

HRS 1141 Manchester, Salford Junction Canal, Central station overarching of canal 1973

HRS 1141 Manchester, Salford Junction Canal,  Central station overarching of canal 1973

HRS 1142 Manchester, Salford Junction Canal, exit at East St site 1973

HRS 1142 Manchester, Salford Junction Canal, exit at East St site 1973

HRS 1143 Manchester, Salford Junction Canal, exit at East St site 1973

HRS 1143 Manchester, Salford Junction Canal, exit at East St site 1973