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Grocers' Warehouse - Visited by Ojay and Solo1
Another interesting/historical explore with S.L and grins all round on this one, not too mention shredding my legs later on the razor wire Ouch!,
(but thats another story for another day)

On a personal note, a real insight of "Below and Beyond" the history of Manchester......

Partially re-constructed in 1987 after being demolished in 1960. First built in the early 1770s, as a terminus to the Bridgewater Canal along which coal
had been transported from Worsley, the warehouse overhung the canal so that narrowboats could moor in below and goods could be raised
by winch the 20 feet up to the warehouse above.







The reconstructed front shows two docks- one, the entrance to James Brindley's original tunnel by which coal was offloaded, and the other constructed much later in about 1807.







Coal from the Duke of Bridgewater's mines was transformed on the site from the canal to street level by means of machinery driven by this waterwheel built by James Brindley.



(S.L) I think this might be the heron that you told me about attacking you LOL....



Having braved the entry were in, and theres more to this place than first meets the eye....Thanks for looking





And of course "the sump", buried deep below the canal in Manchesters bedrock, this dates back to roman times with sewerfresh somehow running
into it.. This is seriusly DEEP SHIT, infact S.L lowered a 9 foot pole which soon disappeared suspecting the sump is of a major size




Also once used as the canal levelling system, not behind this bricked up section runs the bridgewater canal



S.L Holding my sack..LOl whilst I avoid the poop with my tripod!



And finally a dome shaped shaft leading back somewhere up to ground level the other side of the canal



Thanks for looking
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