Archive Photos of the Hollinwood Canal

Street Bridge to Hollins Road

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Hollinwood Branch Canal, Street Bridge
Street Bridge, carrying Roman Road across the canal (1960s). [Photo: Leonard Kaye courtesy Oldham Local Studies Library]
Hollinwood Branch Canal, Street Bridge
Street Bridge and Albert Mill (1960s). [Photo: Leonard Kaye courtesy Oldham Local Studies Library]
Hollinwood Branch Canal, Street Bridge
Street Bridge, looking east up Roman Road (1962). [Photo: George A. Ashton]
Hollinwood Branch Canal, Street Bridge
Street Bridge and the original Street Bridge Inn, looking south. The figure is running along the towpath (1960s).
Hollinwood Branch Canal, Albert Mill
The infilled canal line alongside Albert Mill (1960s). [Photo: Leonard Kaye courtesy Oldham Local Studies Library]
Hollinwood Branch Canal, Gas Works Bridge
Pipe bridges and single track vehicle bridge link the two parts of the Hollinwood Gas Works. These bridges are still in place today (1960s). [Photo: Leonard Kaye courtesy Oldham Local Studies Library]
Hollinwood Branch Canal, Hollinwood
Chamber Colliery Company Ltd. Boat No. 8 apparenly unloading at Hollinwood Gas Works. The location is thought to have been close to that shown in the previous photo (1904).
Hollinwood Branch Canal, Hollinwood
Approaching Hollins Road with Windsor Mill on the left (1960s). [Photo: Leonard Kaye courtesy Oldham Local Studies Library]
Hollinwood Branch Canal, Hollins Road Bridge
This photo, taken in roughly the same spot as the previous photo, shows Canal Street, Failsworth (off Hollins Road), now the site of Windsor Mill. The poet and writer Ben Brierley, inventor of the name "Daisy Nook", lived in one of these houses as a child.
Hollinwood Branch Canal, Hollins Road Bridge
Hollins Road Bridge with an "O" bus heading for Oldham and Lees (1960s). [Photo: Leonard Kaye courtesy Oldham Local Studies Library]
Hollinwood Branch Canal, Hollins Road Bridge
A closer view of Hollins Road Bridge (1960s). [Photo: Leonard Kaye courtesy Oldham Local Studies Library]
Hollinwood Branch Canal, Hollins Road Bridge
Looking up Hollins Road, across the canal bridge, from Manchester Road. Note the former tram wire poles in use as street lamps (1962). [Photo: George A. Ashton]
Hollinwood Branch Canal, Hollins Road Bridge
Junction of Hollins Road and Manchester Road, with the Roxy Cinema on the right and the canal bridge beyond (1962). [Photo: George A. Ashton]
 

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