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  • The Liverpool to Manchester Railway
    On 15th September 1830, the World’s first passenger railway opened to a large crowd waiting on Liverpool Road Manchester. The first part of the project (June 1826) started with efforts … Read more
  • Chat Moss, the Bridgewater Canal and the Industrial Revolution
    Chat Moss has an almost mythical character yet is very much a living landscape. Its mythical roots come from its origins 10,000 years ago during the Ice Age. Daniel Defoe’s … Read more
  • Bollards!
    On Worsley Green there is an iron bollard sat on its own and looking very out of place. Have you ever wondered why it is there? What is a bollard? … Read more
  • Eccles Cakes
    Eccles cakes are a sweet pastry cake filled with dried fruits, usually currants and raisins, sugar, spices and sometimes butter. The true origins of the cake are not known but the first recorded recipe for something like an Eccles Cake and called “sweet patties” was published by Elizabeth Raffald, housekeeper at Arley Hall, Cheshire in 1769 as part of a book of 800 recipes. The recipe included boiled calf’s foot as well as dried fruit……………. Image credit: James Jones WikiCommons
  • Worsley Delph
    by Alexandra Fairclough Looking today at the recently refurbished Worsley Delph, we can see a floodlit cross feature set within a distinctive stone-faced water filled hollow. This former stone quarry … Read more
  • The Salford Steam Hammer
    by Michele Thompson Many a local in Salford will walk or drive past Nasmyth’s Business Park on Green Lane, Patricroft and may glance with interest at the structure now surrounded … Read more

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