Canal col­lapsed

Macclesfield Express - - NOSTALGIA -

OUR nos­tal­gia col­umn brings you fascinating pic­tures taken in Mac­cles­field in days gone by. OUR new-look nos­tal­gia pic­ture spread now brings you a wide se­lec­tion of old pho­to­graphs each week.

We have teamed up with Mac­cles­field Library and Cheshire Ar­chives and Lo­cal Stud­ies to share old pho­to­graphs from the ar­chives and will be fea­tur­ing sev­eral dif­fer­ent images each week.

This week we have some of the im­pres­sive images a pho­tog­ra­pher saw fit to pre­serve for pos­ter­ity when the Mac­cles­field Canal at Bolling­ton was breached on Fe­bru­ary 29, 1912.

The breach was prob­a­bly caused by the col­lapse of a cul­vert un­der­neath which com­pro­mised the tow­path bank op­po­site the dock and wharf at Ker­ridge.

The huge flow of wa­ter threat­ened to cause dam­age on the streets of Bolling­ton but another cul­vert slowed down the es­cap­ing wa­ters and res­i­dents suf­fered lit­tle more than wet feet ac­cord­ing to the lo­cal his­tory web­site Hap­pyVal­ley.org.uk.

Ex­plore old books, maps and news­pa­pers at Mac­cles­field Library, Jor­dan­gate, SK10 1EE or visit ar­chives.cheshire.gov. uk.

We would love to hear your mem­o­ries re­lat­ing to any of the pic­tures we share over our pages.

If you have ad­di­tional in­for­ma­tion on the pic­tures fea­tured to­day, please con­tact staff at the Cheshire Im­age Bank by vis­it­ing www. cheshireim­age­bank.org. uk and click­ing on ‘Can you help?’

You can get in touch with us by email­ing mac­cles­field­ex­press@ men­media.co.uk.

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