Whilst visiting Mum in Manchester this week I took her for a walk along the towpaths in Caslefield. Castlefield in Manchester was designated a conservation area in 1980 and the first UK Urban heritage park. It was here the site of a Roman fort was discovered known as Mancunium which gave Manchester its name.
Bridgewater Canal, the world's first industrial canal, terminated here with the oldest canal warehouse opening in 1779. There is no doubting the industrial heritage as you walk along the towpaths. In parts it still had the old cobbled roads which made pushing the wheelchair not only difficult but uncomfortable for Mum so the newish towpaths seemed a much better option.
All along here was flooded on Boxing Day. Fortunately the water had all receded by today.
Lock 92 where the Rochdale canal joins the Bridgewater Canal.
Flooding on Boxing Day
Castlefield, Manchester Credit: Anthony Gee