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Looking towards Hebden Bridge with far left the cobbled double side sloping track up to the station. The track is still there but the station closed to passengers in 1951.

The street facing you is Valley Street. In front is James (Jimmy) Mitchell's…

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Built by the Manchester & Leeds Railway in 1840 and always known by them as Gauxholme Bridge but locally referred to as Coppras House Bridge. It was one of the very first Bow String Bridges in the country along with Whiteley Arches, near Hebden…

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A rambling viaduct of 17 stone spans of 35ft and 1 of 60ft plus the iron span bridge over the Rochdale Canal, much plainer than its more famous neighbour to the east of the viaduct.

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On the extreme left of the picture you can just see the clock tower of Todmorden Technical College and the spire of the Unitarian Church.

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Re-aligned tracks and line of the notorious Charlestown Curve to its left. The curve was built as a temporary detour in 1840 and remained for over 80 years and was the cause of several derailments including a serious accident in 1912 killing four…

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LYRS 6011 - The handsome cast iron skew bridge over the Rochdale Canal near Todmorden with castellated Gothic abutments, viewed from the hillside. When built in 1839/40 this was one of the first bow-string bridges in the country.

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LYRS 6010 - The handsome cast iron skew bridge over the Rochdale Canal near Todmorden with castellated Gothic abutments, viewed from the hillside. When built in 1839/40 this was one of the first bow-string bridges in the country.

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Just outside Mytholmroyd, the bridge is now known as Moderna Bridge

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HLS05110. Looking east along the Rochdale Canal from just past Mayroyd Mill. To the right of the house the gable end of the Crow Nest Gas Works manager's house with some railway wagons. To the left more wagons and a railway signal. Date unknown but…

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Man with a donkey on the tow path where it inclines up to the bridge at the top of Holme Street. The river is below the wall which today is replaced by railings around the children's playground. The tow path has now been re-aligned at this point.…

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A snow covered view up the Calder Valley over Adelaide Street, Stubbing Holme and dye works and along King Street to Calderside Mill with the railway over Whiteley Arches next to it and onto Charlestown. Far right the terraced houses of Saville…

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HLS05092. Constructed by the Manchester & Leeds Railway in 1840 and named after the Whitleys whose Calderside Mill was adjacent. When built the bow string bridge over the Rochdale Canal along with that at Gauxholme were about the first such bridges…

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HLS05091. Constructed by the Manchester & Leeds Railway in 1840 and named after the Whitleys whose Calderside Mill was adjacent. When built the bow string bridge over the Rochdale Canal along with that at Gauxholme were about the first such bridges…

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This photograph was taken in the closing years of the 19th century or the beginning of the 20th. The Rochdale Canal running from the bottom to the top right makes a useful guide to the town as it was then. The road over the narrow bridge at the…
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