Barton Upon Irwell, Greater Manchester
Photos, Maps, Books and Memories

Historic maps of Barton Upon Irwell and the local area, hand-drawn by Ordnance Survey cartographers and Samuel Lewis.

The Barton Road Swing Bridge

This photograph shows the Barton Road Swing Bridge over the Manchester Ship Canal, taken from the Bridgewater Canal Aqueduct, which stands alongside this bridge and carried the Bridgewater Canal over the MSC. The swing bridge used to be a source of frustration in the 1960s before the new Barton High ...Read full memory

St Catherines School

I am trying to remember old schoolmates, Greham Humpries, Carol Taylor, Frank Birch (and sister), Julie wood ect. There were not many in the school but we had good times. I remember carrying coke in from the yard. I remember the teachers Mrs Williams, Miss Hibbert, Miss Humphries. We did PE in the assembly ...Read full memory

St Catherines School

I remember the small school well. I went there 1953 -1957 close to the Manchester Ship Canal. Lunch was brought around in big steel cans and we had much fun and laughter. Christmas plays were fun too. I also lived at 513 Barton Lane before moving to Australia late 1958. My grandparents lived 569 Barton ...Read full memory