Canals : Folder 01

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Canals : Folder 01


Marple's Canals and Waterways.


Folder 1 of 4 covering Marple's Canals.

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Collection Items

Booklet : The Peak Forest Canal : Olive Bowyer : 1992
Booklet entitled The Peak Forest Canal : Upper Level Towpath Guide by Olive Bower.
No 11 New Mills History Notes : Towpath Guide
68 pages covering history and industry with black and white photographs and hand drawn maps to assist the Towpath…

Information on Peak Forest Canal : Arthur Hulme
Four page typed draft pages with information on the Peak Forest Canal (L.N.E.R) by Arthur Hulme, Assistant Divisional Accountants Office, London Road, Manchester.
History of the Aqueduct over the river Goyt and passenger boats.

Leaflet Promoting Canal Restoration
Leaflet Published by Peak Forest Canal Society entitled "Your Canals - Restored or eliminated". Showing decline of Ashton and Lower Peak Forest canals and what should be done to restore and how to get involved.

Research Material relating to Peak Forest Canal : Dates unknown
Typed and hand written research material on the Peak Forest Canal Company : Author and dates unknown.
1. Typed general meeting notes showing state of debts of The Peak Forest Canal Company up to 1839 signed John Clarke, Chairman.
2. Photocopies of…

Booklets : The Peak Forest Canal  by Edward Hill
Booklets : The Peak Forest Canal - Marple to Whaley Bridge by Edward Hill. Two Copies
1. Both Printed and Published by Gordon Mills 1965
2. Revised edition by J R Isherwood 1984.

Marple to London Canal Route : Undated
Two fragments of an original page from ledger showing route from Marple to London including details on mileage, locks, rise and tolls using Macclesfield, Trent & Mersey, Birmingham, Coventry and Oxford Canals.

Proprietors of the Peak Forest Canal : Minutes
Original photocopies with typed transcripts of minutes of the Proprietors of the Peak Forest meetings dated 1797, 1802, 1813 and 1840.

Advert :  Daily service express Manchester to Whaley Bridge
Black and white photocopy of advertisement for the Daily Express Services of Boats from Manchester to Whaley Bridge with photograph of warehouse in Manchester

Marple Aqueduct : Extract from Benjamin Outram 1764 - 1805  by R B Scholfield
Extract from "Benjamin Outram 1764 - 1805 an Engineering Biography"
Chapters 7 and 8 relating to design, promotion, building and related issues for Peak Forest Canal and Marple Aqueduct

The Peak Forest Canal and Tramway : Brain Lamb
Handwritten discourse in maps on the Peak Forest Canal and Bugsworth Complex Tramway by Brian Lamb giving history of Peak Forest canal, maps and elevation drawings.

Peak Forest Canal Society Limited : Newsletters
Typed Peak Forest Canal Society Limited Newsletters. Number 58,59,61 and 64 from 1976 and 1977 with details of AGM's and reports from members of the Committee

Ashton & Marple Swift Packet Boats timetable
Photocopy of timetable for Ashton & Marple Swift Packet Boats for weekdays and Sundays and timetable for meeting the trains at Manchester.
Taken from Glossop Record December 1859

Go to hyperlink below for article from MLHS website relating to…

Material on Aqueduct Mill and surrounding environs.
Research material with regard to Aqueduct Mill, house and surrounding environs containing handwritten census records, maps, tithes records, white cards with miscellaneous information, newspaper and magazine articles and history from Peter Bardsley's…

Marple Boat Rally Plaques : Donated 2016
A4 document with photographs and information on donated Marple Boats Rally Plaques with history of the event from its first rally in 1966 when over 200 boats attend at Marple.
Plaques donated by John Foley of Waterway Restoration Group, stored in…
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