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The Manchester, Bolton & Bury Canal

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Mount Sion Steam Crane

9.00 miles 

A-Z 48 D5

Access from Mount Sion Road.


The steam crane was built in 1875 for Mount Sion Bleach Works by J Smith & Sons of Rodley, Leeds. It was used to unload coal boxes from barges into the yard below the canal.


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