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Greater Manchester Photographic Memories

Greater Manchester Photographic Memories

The photo 'Worsley, the Delph 1896' appears in this book

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Caption for Worsley, The Delph 1896: This view looks towards one of the entrances to the series of underground canals that extended to the Duke's pits at Walkden. The boats at Delph were 50ft long, 6ft 4in wide, 7ft beam and drew 2ft 10in when laden. At Worsley the boats were lashed together in threes, and three such groups were then towed behind a pair of horses to Manchester. The journey took about five hours, and each delivered between 90 and 100 tonnes of coal.

An extract from Greater Manchester Photographic Memories.

Memories of Worsley

Oh yes, I remember the cafe well. Used to come down the brow from St. Marks at lunchtime to get sherbert dips etc. The counter was high and I could only just see over the top. Also, sometimes after Sunday School at the local Methodist Church would walk home via the cafe - get an ice cream and then walk through Worsley Woods or up the main Walkden Road to home. Fond memories.

My grandparents (now deceased) owned the Mill Brow Cafe from 1935 to 1947. I would be very grateful if anyone could share any memories which they may have of the cafe between these dates. Thank you.

I used to come down this road on the No.9 bus and get off farther down nearer to the Methodist Church from where I was married in 1968. Often walked up through the village in the late 50's early 60's after attending Sunday School in the afternoon.

I attended the old St. Marks School and use to come down the school steps, cross over and wait very close to the gatehouse for the No.9 bus to take me home, well at least to the top of Lumber Lane where I alighted and crossed over to walk down the lane home.

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