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Blackleach and North Walkden

Neil Richardson Publications

Blackleach and North Walkden

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£4.75

From the introduction: This book traces the progress of North Walkden from rural isolation to urban and industrial sprawl, and through the worst of the pollution to the creation of Blackleach Country Park. The entire industrial and social history of North Walkden was affected by what went on at the Blackleach site and by the people who lived and worked in the local area. Chapters include:

  • The Resovoirs
  • Coal Mining Operations
  • Chemicals and Cotton
  • Farming and other Industry
  • A Growing Township
  • Work and Play
  • The Twentieth Century
  • Creating the Park

The booklet is illustrated throughout with several black and white photographs, drawings and maps


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