Hollinwood Canal Society News

Thursday 20 March 2014

Event: Fairbottom and Park Bridge Walk

Date of event: Sunday 6th April 2014
A walk has been arranged for members and friends on Sunday 6th April 2014. Thus will be a circular walk of around 5 to 6 miles including some hills.

Walkers will see where the coal staithe, featured in the newsletter, was situated and look at the other features of the Fairbottom Branch, then on to Fairbottom Bobs, Rocher Vale and Park Bridge, returning by an alternative scenic route.

Meet at 10.30 am outside the café at Daisy Nook car park, Stannybrook Road, off Newmarket Road. bringing a packed lunch and sturdy footwear.

Buses 168/169 and 231 stop at the junction of Newmarket Road and Stannybrook Road.

Postcode for SatNav: M35 9WJ but look for signs into the car park near the top of the hill. If you are driving via Ashton, be aware that the A627 Oldham Road will be closed in both directions at the railway bridge near IKEA, so allow a few minutes extra for the diversion.

Saturday 8 March 2014

Ten Years On

February 2014 saw the tenth anniversary of the establishment of the Hollinwood Canal Society. To mark the occasion we have put together a bumper edition of the Newsletter, which members will be receiving shortly. This edition includes old photographs never previously published.

The Spring 2014 Newsletter includes an extended article on the Wood Park Colliery Tramway, from which coal was loaded onto canal boats at a loading staithe near the Waterhouses Locks in Daisy Nook. The article is accompanied by photographs from the 1960s never shown publicly before.