Aqua Relax Welcome Days

Salford Community Leisure invite you to dip your toe and come and try Aqua Relax, our Swimming sessions for those with long term illnesses. Meet new people and Swim Your Way – whether this is walking in the pool, swimming short or longer distances, or simply meeting and having a chat with others, this session is designed especially for you. No need to book, just turn up! Click on the picture to link to the flyer for full details. For more information call our Swim Activators on 0161 790 2084 #events

History of Patricroft Station

Patricroft Station is located at the point where the world’s first inter-city passenger railway crosses the world’s first commercial canal. It is one of the stations on the Liverpool to Manchester railway, a major engineering feat, built across Chat Moss by George Stephenson, opened in 1830, mainly to carry passengers between the two cities. There was a large power depot with steam sheds on the land to the rear of the present Manchester platform, but activity there ceased in 1968. All the station buildings were demolished in the 1980s and all that remains now are two brick shelters, one on each platform. It is the only railway station in the area that provides access to the Bridgewater Canal

Parrin Lane Bridge - Monton Bridge – Stone and Iron.

Monton ‘stone’ Bridge was built between 1759 and 1761 to carry Parrin Lane over the newly constructed Bridgewater Canal. This was a narrow hump backed bridge which was whitewashed to allow barge men to see it at night. It was closed on Monday 28th December 1903 as it was too narrow and steep for the proposed electric tram car route. A temporary structure was put in place until the new ‘iron’ bridge with tram line was opened on 1st June 1905. The Eccles, Tyldesley and Wigan Railway that opened in 1864 crossed over the road just after Monton Bridge. Monton Green railway station was not built until 1887 after local residents petitioned the railway company. The last trains ran on 5th May 1969

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