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6. Building the Manchester Ship Canal.


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Apologies to all of you who have seen these photos previously, but there will be many of you who have not come across them before. On completion I shall not be leaving them on here, anyone who wishes to do so should copy them as we go along.

 

Culvert under construction at one of the locks.

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Building a dam near the River Weaver.

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Davyhulme Floods. Nov.7th 1890.

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Diving crew by their air pump at Thelwall.

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Descending into the canal at the Pomona Dam. Pomona took it's name from Pomona Gardens at Cornbrook in Hulme.

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Diver Bill Brown emerging into the canal at Irlam Locks.

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Diver Group at Eastham Locks.

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Diving crew in their small boat at Thelwall, lot of men in a little boat!.

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Hope they've taken the diver out of the suit!.

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Divers Underwater Lighting.

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