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Brian Holden of the Rochdale Canal Society is standing next to Cllr Christopher O'Brien. The marina at Hebden Bridge. July 1985.

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Looking down the Upper Calder Valley. Cross Stone Church on the hillside with canal wharf in the centre.

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The long low building along the canal bank is Beeton Rope Works. Above left the western portal of Horsfall Tunnel.

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The Grade ll listed building situated on the Rochdale Canal between Todmorden and Eastwood. It was built in 1832 as a steam powered cotton mill but by the mid-20th century lay derelict and then in 1994 it was gutted by a fire. It was subsequently…

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View over the town from the north hillside. Scout Rocks are on the left, with Scout Road School below.

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1904/05 and a busy industrial scene, looking east towards Todmorden. To the right can be seen a section of the long, low viaduct, and further in the distance the bow string bridge with its castellated abutments. In the centre foreground is the…

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Looking towards Hebden Bridge with far left the cobbled double side sloping track up to the station. The track is still there but the station closed to passengers in 1951.

The street facing you is Valley Street. In front is James (Jimmy) Mitchell's…

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Behind the viaduct is Calderside Mill built in the 1820s by John Whiteley, after whom the viaduct came to be named. Reputedly it had the tallest chimney in the valley.

The bridge over the canal was a very early skew bridge and also one of the very…

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View over the town from the west. The remains of Fielden’s Waterside Mill, an old spinning mill built in 1800, can be seen on the right after a disastrous fire in 1901. The spire of the Unitarian Church, built by the Fieldens, is in the centre. The…

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In the foreground is the railway line curving to the goods yard, with the station in the distance. Centre right is Fielden’s Waterside Mill next to the Rochdale Canal. To the right is the spire of the Unitarian Church, which was also built by the…

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Built by the Manchester & Leeds Railway in 1840 and always known by them as Gauxholme Bridge but locally referred to as Coppras House Bridge. It was one of the very first Bow String Bridges in the country along with Whiteley Arches, near Hebden…

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Looking down the Calder Valley with the Rochdale Canal in the foreground. On the far hillside stands Cross Stone Church.

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The brick 'Great Wall' supported the sidings and goods yard to the west of the station above the canal.


It is generally accepted that around 4 million bricks were used to construct the revetment known as the Great Wall of Todmorden. However,…

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A rambling viaduct of 17 stone spans of 35ft and 1 of 60ft plus the iron span bridge over the Rochdale Canal, much plainer than its more famous neighbour to the east of the viaduct.

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In the centre of this photograph is the Golden Lion Bridge carrying the Rochdale Road over the canal. These lock gates were later replaced in the 1920s with a guillotine, or vertically rising, gate.
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