Chard and Its Villages Through Time

Chard and Its Villages Through Time

Cheshire Through Time

Cheshire Through Time

Cheetham Hill, Crumpsall, Blackley & Moston Through Time

Series: Through Time

Publication Date15th November 2013

Book FormatPaperback

pages96

Illustrations180

Height234

Width165

This fascinating selection of photographs traces some of the many ways in which Cheetham Hill, Crumpsall Blackley & Moston have changed and developed over the last century.
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ISBN
9781445617725

The medieval town of Manchester grew at the confluence of the River Irk and Irwell. The opening of the Bridgewater Canal signalled the start of the Industrial Revolution and the town was transformed into Cottonopolis. Railway links and the vast increase in the cotton and textile trade were major factors in the development of Cheetham Hill. Crumpsall was a pleasant village in the early nineteenth century, but the workhouse and the industry in Lower Crumpsall changed the area forever. Blackley, although an ancient township, was very much a backwater until dye works were developed in the Irk valley. Heaton Park sits on high ground overlooking the city, and the hall and parkland have long been a haven for the people of North Manchester. Moston was even more remote, and the land was only peat bog and barren. However, demolition, deindustrialisation and new development brought about permanent change.

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