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Building the Manchester Ship Canal.


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Navvies working in the cutting at Acton Grange.

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Navvies at near Trafford Bridge with a barrow lift drawn by a horse.

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A barrow road being prepared at Mill Bank, note the size of the 'barrows'.

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Barrow road on the Construction of the Manchester Ship Canal, god help the navvy if the rope snaps.

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Barrow Run At Irlam.

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Digging spoil from the bed of Barton lock interior.

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Building Barton Aquaduct.

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Barton Aquaduct Construction work in progress. No handrails on the staircase then, (bottom left).

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Barton Aqueduct approach after the collapse showing where the water escaped.

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Barton Aqueduct under construction.

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