Hollinwood Canal - An account of the Hollinwood Branch of the Manchester and Ashton-under-Lyne Canal, 1792-2000, by Gerry Fanning
Booklet published by Neil Richardson in 2000, 62 pages. A4 size booklet (N4670)
The Hollinwood branch canal was built in the late 18th century in Hollinwood in Oldham, and left the Ashton-under-Lyne canal at Fairfield Junction, then ran around 5 miles through Droylsden before terminating at the Hollinwood Basin. It was built to carry coal from the numerous local collieries to the mills and factories in the area around the Ashton canal, and was used extensivly throughout the 19th and early 20th centuries, before trade finally began to decline because of competition from rail and road. The canal officially closed in the 1950's, although in recent times their has been a programme of restoration.
This booklet provides a fascinating history of the canal, and is illustrated throughout with several black and white photographs, maps and diagrams.
Condition of the booklet is excellent. The cover is clean and bright, the staple spine is tight and intact and all pages are clean, intact, unblemished and tightly bound. Has an old price printed on the front cover and small price sticker on the rear side