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The Rochdale Canal served industrial areas on boths sides of the Pennines. John Rennie's survey was accepted and work began in 1798. It was more successful than the Huddersfield Narrow Canal because it was built to wider dimensions as a broad canal. By 1804 it was completed and open for business. The Rochdale Canal came down into the centre of Manchester and linked with the Duke of Bridgewater's Canal at Castlefield.

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HRS 3860 Rochdale Canal, Deansgate side tunnel 1960s

HRS 3860 Rochdale Canal, Deansgate side tunnel 1960s

HRS 3857 Rochdale Canal, Castlefield, Manchester1995

HRS 3857 Rochdale Canal, Castlefield, Manchester1995

HRS 3858 Rochdale Canal, Basin at Dale Street, Manchester c1965

HRS 3858 Rochdale Canal, Basin at Dale Street, Manchester c1965

HRS 3859 Rochdale Canal, Deansgate, Manchester 1960s

HRS 3859 Rochdale Canal, Deansgate, Manchester 1960s

HRS 3874 Rochdale Canal, Tunnel in rock Deansgate Manchester 1970s

HRS 3874 Rochdale Canal, Tunnel in rock Deansgate Manchester 1970s

HRS 3862 Rochdale Canal, Railway Bridge over Rochdale Canal, Manchester 1970s

HRS 3862 Rochdale Canal, Railway Bridge over Rochdale Canal, Manchester 1970s

HRS 3863 Rochdale Canal, above Castlefield Basin 1980

HRS 3863 Rochdale Canal, above Castlefield Basin 1980

HRS 3864 Rochdale Canal, Dale street basin, Manchester c1980

HRS 3864 Rochdale Canal, Dale street basin, Manchester c1980

HRS 3865 Rochdale Canal, boat stern, Castlefield Manchester 1970s

HRS 3865 Rochdale Canal, boat stern, Castlefield Manchester 1970s

HRS 3866 Rochdale Canal, boats near Castlefield Manchester 1970s

HRS 3866 Rochdale Canal, boats near Castlefield Manchester 1970s

HRS 3867 Rochdale Canal, Canal St, Manchester 1973

HRS 3867 Rochdale Canal, Canal St, Manchester 1973

HRS 3868 Rochdale Canal, Central Manchester PS 1973

HRS 3868 Rochdale Canal, Central Manchester PS 1973

HRS 3869 Rochdale Canal, Central Manchester, section drained c1971

HRS 3869 Rochdale Canal, Central Manchester, section drained c1971

HRS 3870 Rochdale Canal, Deansgate basin 1973

HRS 3870 Rochdale Canal, Deansgate basin 1973

HRS 3871 Rochdale Canal, Castlefield, Manchester in snow 1973

HRS 3871 Rochdale Canal, Castlefield, Manchester in snow 1973

HRS 3872 Rochdale Canal, Repairing lock gate, Manchester 1971

HRS 3872 Rochdale Canal, Repairing lock gate, Manchester  1971

HRS 3873 Rochdale Canal, Tunnel in rock Deansgate 1970s

HRS 3873 Rochdale Canal, Tunnel in rock Deansgate 1970s

HRS 4453 Murray's mills, Ancoats, 1970s Cotton mills Manchester

HRS 4453 Murray's mills, Ancoats, 1970s Cotton mills Manchester