Saturday, 5 September 2020

The Great Wall of Todmorden

The great wall of Todmorden was built as a supporting wall alongside the Rochdale Canal. The wall starts it's rise near to Lock number 19 Todmorden or Library Lock before curving away towards Dobroyd Bridge number 30.

The canal was first to be completed in 1804 and faced little competition until the arrival of the Manchester and Leeds Railway in 1841. As the railways grew and began to transport more goods, stations were looking at expansion and Todmorden Station looked to enlarge the goods facilities it had. In 1881 the wall was completed having used over 4 million bricks and the new goods yard stood on the land above the retaining wall. The goods facilities were withdrawn on the 1960's and the land is now covered by wooded footpath.

There are a total of 13 images that can be viewed here, on Flickr and on Clickasnap. They were taken using a Nikon d3300 SLR.

Use the arrows to navigate the album, view full size on Flickr or Clickasnap where you can also download copies. The pictures below are selected from the album.

Thanks for looking and please take a moment to share. The following video features a slideshow of the images and can be seen below and on YouTube.

All the pictures remain the copyright of Colin Green.