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Clearly a mill town. In the foreground is Pallis House and to its left smoke from a train in the cutting and above the smoke Holme House. On the left hillside Cross Lanes Methodist Chapel and dominant in the top centre Foster Mill.

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On the skyline is the tower of Dobroyd Castle, a mock gothic Victorian pile built by cotton magnate John Fielden Junior.

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In the centre the aqueduct carrying the Rochdale Canal over the River Calder. To its left Riverside School and to the right Central Dyeworks, now enlarged and converted into appartments. The industrial building top right have now gone and replced…

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Beyond the lock the Rochdale Canal is carried over the River Calder on an aqueduct. The building on right, a former dyeworks, has been extended and converted into appartments.

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Above the barge is the Picture House and opposite Hope Baptist Chapel. The timber structures have been replaced with a building providing appartments on the upper floor and various facilities on the ground floor including Visitor Information Centre.

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Above the barge is the Picture House and opposite Hope Baptist Chapel. The timber structures have been replaced with a building providing appartments on the upper floor and various facilities on the ground floor including Visitor Information Centre.

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Tuel Lane Lock was built in 1996 as part of the canal's restoration, and replaces two previous locks, locks 3 and 4, from the original canal system. With a fall of 19 feet 8.5 inches (6 m), it is the deepest lock in the United Kingdom.

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Celebrating the re-opening of the Rochdale Canal through Sowerby Bridge with the construction of Tuel Lane Lock, now the deepest inland waterway lock in the UK at 19ft 8½inches, connecting to the Calder & Hebble Navigation.

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Taken from the bridge over the canal. Note the Co-op on right and Watsons Mill on the left. The mill was demolished to allow the entrance to Midgley Road to be widened.

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The Chapel was built in 1887. Dry rot caused the chapel to be closed in 1960 and it was demolished in 1970. This picture may have been taken between those two dates.
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