Dating nantwich cheshire
The profusion of human sewage in the Bollin was still around in 1850.
Here am I having walked all the way from Moore on the edge of Warrington to complete the whole distance of the Bridgewater Canal in Warrington.
As the 19th century progressed, the increasing need for large freight carriers led to Liverpool's dominance as a port, and Manchester became increasingly reliant on its Merseyside neighbour for its export industry.
When the ports and railways had dominance of the trade, it was often cheaper to transport goods from Manchester over to Hull on the east coast, over twice the distance. The Manchester Ship Canal opened in 1894, by the expansion of the route of the Irwell and Mersey.
The route covers a distance of about 97 miles (156 km).
For the next 10 miles it defines the south-western portion of the border between Greater Manchester and Cheshire before merging with the Mersey north of Lymm.Fortunately, in 1896 the councillors of Eccles paid to have the aqueduct moved to the spot it occupies today, alongside the canal.The "Big Ditch" (as it is said to be known to locals), consists of the River Irwell and River Mersey made navigable to Manchester for seagoing ships, leaving the Mersey Estuary at Eastham Docks on the north side of the Wirral Peninsula, northwest of Ellesmere Port.It was also known as the Runcorn and Latchford Canal (the name given on modern maps) and, in Warrington, the Black Bear Canal due its proximity to the Black Bear pub on Knutsford Road near Victoria Park.1981, Warrington Borough Council bought the land and converted it into a parkland, Black Bear Park, forming a line from Victoria Park through to Stockton Heath. Moore Nature Reserve is located alongside the route of the canal, which has now been converted into a pathway at that point.Traces of Twenty Steps Lock, which the later Manchester Ship Canal cut through, can be seen on the north bank below Northwich Road Swing Bridge.