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The Elton Canal Storage Reservoir was completed about 1811 to supply the summit level of the new Manchester, Bolton and Bury Canal canal. The reservoir came to fame in 1904 when the Lancashire & Yorkshire Railway put up barriers to prevent the public from walking along the top. These were promptly dismantled by local people. The case went through to the House of Lords who found for the people of Radcliffe and established for all time the precedent of a Right of Way. Click on this video link and watch a short digital presentation of 'The Great Trespass Case'. http:/​/​www.​youtube.​com/​watch?v=zHEVbrVjxVw&​feature=share&​list=UUxNVGAIh8cokjl555I7xWag

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Keywords:1904, 2005, The great trespass case, boats, canals, courts cases, elton, lancashire, lancashire, legal, manchester, bolton and bury canal, radcliffe, railways, reservoirs, rights of way, trespass, walking, water, water supply, yachts

HRS 2802 Radcliffe Hall, Elton Reservoir trespass case

HRS 2802 Radcliffe Hall,  Elton Reservoir trespass case

HRS 2803 Farmer's Arms Pub later a club burned down 2005

HRS 2803 Farmer's Arms Pub later a club burned down 2005

HRS 2804 MBBC Elton boating club 1970s

HRS 2804 MBBC Elton boating club 1970s

HRS 2805 MBBC Elton res boat club

HRS 2805 MBBC Elton res boat club

HRS 2806 MBBC Elton reservoir c1960s sunset

HRS 2806 MBBC Elton reservoir c1960s sunset

HRS 2807 MBBC Elton reservoir yachts1960s

HRS 2807 MBBC Elton reservoir yachts1960s

HRS 2808 Radcliffe Bridge, Pickstone solicitors' office 2005

HRS 2808 Radcliffe Bridge, Pickstone solicitors' office 2005

HRS 2809 Radcliffe, Great Trespass case breaking barrier 1904

HRS 2809 Radcliffe, Great Trespass case breaking barrier 1904

HRS 2810 Radcliffe Great Trespass case defendants 1904

HRS 2810 Radcliffe Great Trespass case defendants 1904

HRS 2811 Radcliffe, Great Trespass medal

HRS 2811 Radcliffe, Great Trespass medal

HRS 2812 Radcliffe, Site of Great Trespass 1904

HRS 2812 Radcliffe, Site of Great Trespass 1904

HRS 2813 Trespass Case 1906 souvenir cover

HRS 2813 Trespass Case 1906 souvenir cover

HRS 2814 Radcliffe, The Great Trespass Case 1904

HRS 2814 Radcliffe, The Great Trespass Case 1904

HRS 306 Elton Canal Storage Reservoir 2005

HRS 306 Elton Canal Storage Reservoir 2005