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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.
The then new Aachen Way, which was built to bypass King Cross. The industrial buidlings in the background have since been demolished and is now the site of Tescos car park.
The Jubilee Illumination of Wainhouse Tower, May 1935
This is the tallest building in Calderdale and is named after John Wainhouse, the industrialist who funded it. Although originally planned as a chimney it was never used as one and remained as a folly, reputedly the tallest one in the world. …
Narrowboats on the wharf. Wainhouse Tower in the distance.
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